Funny, Tenacious, Kind, Maundy Thursday 2017

How would you describe your Church? Without using family, loving, welcoming, or community.   The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Jn13:1-17, 31B-35.     Listen:

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Know who you are, Lent 1 2017

Morsels & Stories:  I talk about our Old Testament reading and apples and pomegranates.   Sermon: What part of resisting temptation is having a community know and remind us of who we are?   The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew 4:1-11.   Listen:  

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Each other’s toil, Harvest Thanksgiving 2016

Morsels & Stories: I talked about offertory sentences, both the one I use and the one we all remember.   Sermon: I brought peanut butter with me to Church today.  I wasn’t the only one.  Why?   The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Deut. 26:1-11   […]

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SR Community P18/OT23 Sept 8 201:

Link: Community, Sept 8. 2013 Summary of what I was saying and why: I’ve spent years now wondering about the question I posed: what kind of community lets the tower go unfinished and laughs at the builder? Is that the community we are/want to be? Then I wanted to create a space for St Peter’s […]

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Community, a sermon for P18/OT23 9-9-13

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Luke 14:25-33. Unfinished towers and warring kings–which may be about neither.  This is an interactive sermon, I hope it can be heard and understood.  My apologies if not. Listen: Notes Bene: >The Anglican Church of Canada uses the Roman numbering system. So […]

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SR: Faith, Doubt, and Community

Link:Faith, Doubt, and Community Summary of what I was saying and why: This is always a fun text for me. The perennial question of how unquestioning faith is or should be is one worth revisiting. This year Steve Pankey wrote about what the Greek actually says and I started thinking. There are plenty of people, […]

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Faith, Doubt, and Community: a sermon for Easter 2 4-7-13

The lessons can be found by clicking here. I worked with John 20:19-31. Thomas has not-belief. As do we all. This is a fairly interactive sermon. I tried to make sure the mic picked up the gist but there may be parts that are tough to understand. Thank you for your patience. Easter 2, 2013

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Sunday Afternoon on Twitter

I have an ongoing goal to show that actual conversations happen on Twitter.  I like to think of Twitter as the online version of a great coffee shop where great conversation can happen.  So this afternoon on Twitter a group of us started talking about Eucharistic Prayers. Common Prayer Youth@BCPYouth Eucharistic Prayer A: Eucharistic Prayer […]

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A #CCAB outcome

As Episcopal denizens of Twitter already know, this past week was the organizational meeting of the CCAB’s.  I attended as a new member of the Standing Commission on Lifelong Christian Formation and Education. As it often does, the appropriate role of social media was a topic for all of the assembled CCAB’s.  There were a […]

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Hair Loss

My mother wore her hair long until cancer and chemotherapy left her bald. I remember her telling me, from the first of many hospital beds, that she’d chosen to have them shave her whole head. As far as I can remember she handled baldness well with wigs, scarves, and bare scalp. A few years and […]

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