Choose Life, February 2017

Stories & Morsels: I read the story “Moses” from Does God have a Big Toe?   Sermon: Why Deuteronomy is a book we shouldn’t always skim over.   You can find the lessons by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Deuteronomy 30:15-20.   Listen:

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Blue Christmas 2016

A Blue Christmas, or longest night, service is a time and place for those for whom the holidays are lonely, sad, and hard. St Peter’s offers this with the knowledge that the holiday season can be incredibly painful and the faith that God is with us in those blue moments.   Here is the sermon […]

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The Most Right Decision, Advent 4 2016

Morsels & Stories: I talked a bit about what the canons (which can be found here) have to say about the responsibilities of the vestry.   Sermon: Matthew’s story about how Jesus was born focuses on Joseph and a dream.   The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew […]

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Forerunner, Advent 3 2016

Morsels & Stories: I read “Magi” from Edward Hays’ The Ethiopian Tattoo Shop.     Sermon: John’s disciples ask Jesus a simple question and get a complicated answer.   The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew 11:2-11. Listen:

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Hope and Desperation, September 2016

Morsels & Stories: I talked about the theology we had sung earlier in the hymn “Alleluia! Sing to Jesus.”  Found in Common Praise as hymn 374, you can find the lyrics here at oremus.org.   Sermon: Jeremiah does a big and foolish thing, given his situation.  But should we have any other expectation from God’s prophet? […]

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A God of Relationship, Lent 4 2016

Morsels & Stories:  In our continuing discussion of Eucharist, I talked about bread and many of the levels of significance that lie behind the bread we share in Eucharist.   Sermon:  The son comes home, deserving nothing, and is received with joy. The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Lk 15:1–3. […]

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God is patient and kind, January 2016

Stories and Morsels: We talked about Church and why I love Annual Meetings. Sermon: God is patient.  God is kind.  A sermon on the impossibility of the “wedding” passage.  Plus a behind the scenes story from my wedding. The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with 1 Cor 13. Listen:

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