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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God throws a party, September 2016

Morsels & Stories: We spend some time talking about our favourite parts of  Scripture. Because this was interactive and personal, much of it may not have recorded well.  I’d invite you to ponder the questions yourself in those times.   Sermon: It’s all about the party.   The lessons for today can be found by […]

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What does God name you? July 2016

Morsels & Stories: I read from a story from The Curse of Blessing.   Sermon:  We read from part of Hosea’s story, about the unfaithful woman God asked him to marry and the names God chose.  Is that a story to be thankful for?   The lessons for today can be found by clicking here. […]

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More than “As you wish”, Easter 5 2016

Morsels & Stories: I talked about where “Alleluia” comes from and what the Hebrew word means.  I wrote the Hebrew out in large print for the congregation, but the wikipedia page (here) also has the Hebrew text. Sermon: Why today’s Gospel had me thinking about The Princess Bride all week. At the end of the service […]

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