Signs of Covenant, Lent 2021

I love the stories of God making a covenant with people. Because why would God? Except for love. This covenant with Noah is the first and it comes with a this repeating sign of the covenant: a rainbow. I worked most closely with Genesis 9.8-17

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Jonah, January 2021

We only get this short passage from the book of Jonah, which asks, among other things, what the faithful response to a nonsensical world is. Our reading was from the first part of Jonah 3, but I worked with the whole book.

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Gather us as Lambs, Lord Advent 2020

This passage is, for me, so deeply tied to Advent. This year, Isaiah is deepening as I read it in the middle of a pandemic. I worked most closely with Isaiah 40.1-11.

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God’s Freedom

Sabbath is not something I’m necessarily good at. I remembering finding one of my schedules from High School and … I’ve never been good at Sabbath. Sabbath is rest, but not collapsing at the end of a day, or a shift. It’s having a world where you can be free to be with God. Which […]

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God and Rules

I preached my way into the realization that one of my bedrock beliefs is that God honours our struggle. And I don’t know if I remembered to say that during this sermon, but I wanted to talk about some of the struggles we tend to forget existed in the times Scripture tells us about. You […]

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God is Bigger, June 2020

This texts invite us to ponder the magnificant transcendance of God–which is an “I went to seminary” sort of way of saying that God is better and bigger and so different than we are. What does that mean for us? What kind of faith journey does that result in for us? Here’s the sermon that […]

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God’s Harmony, Advent 2019

St Paul writes, “May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus.”  I have a clear memory of the first time I heard harmony and realized it wasn’t every voice doing the same thing. The lessons can be found by clicking here (link).  […]

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Indelible, Lent 5 2018

Morsels & Stories: I talked about the Corporation and Vestry of the Parish and the Canons.  You can find the Canons of our Diocese here.  (link) Sermon:  I love Jeremiah and a lot of the reason might be right in this chapter.  God gives Jeremiah a promise for a people. The lessons can be found […]

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The Widow’s Justice; God’s Justice, October 2016

Morsels & Stories: I read from The Spy on Noah’s Ark.  Deborah’s story can be found in Judges 4 and 5.   Sermon: It’s the complex parallel of the Unjust Judge or the Persistent Widow.  We consider some of the levels of meaning in the story and ask about God’s justice.   The lessons for today […]

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