Good Friday 2021

A seminary classmate did an exegesis on “Jesus remember me when you come into your kingdom” and said that every time she heard that lesson she heard the Taize melody. And now I do too. When and where are Jesus’s Kingdom? The lessons for today can be found here.

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Good Friday 2020

Good Friday is hard to preach this year.  I generally agree with Nadia Bolz-Weber that we shouldn’t preach from our rawest places, but this is where I–and I suspect most of us–am.  The world seems pretty terrible and scary right now.  But I also found preaching incredibly important for today because this is where we […]

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Fear and Love, Good Friday 2017

Today Jesus dies a horrible death. Because of us. Our fear, our need for power.     The lessons for today can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Jn 18:1-19:42.     Listen:

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A Day for Pain, Good Friday 2016

Today we commemorate Jesus’s death on the cross, an agonizing death on a day full of pain.       The lessons can be found by clicking here.         Listen:

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Waiting, Good Friday 2015

(The device I use to record sermons failed on Friday. I have several minutes recorded of absolutely nothing. I’m mildly stepping up the research for it’s replacement. Fortunately, I have a manuscript of almost exactly what I said.) The lessons can be found by clicking here. Today Jesus dies. Today we watch and wait. We […]

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Easter Sermon Round-Up

The post-Easter work log is competing with the post-Easter exhaustion, so this week we have a sermon round-up. My sermons: Exposed Feet, Maundy Thursday How Incarnation Ends, Good Friday Standing Risen in Baptismal Waters, Easter Vigil Other sermons: Priest Gunn The Great Vigil of Easter: Do not be afraid Priest Pankey “It was unbelievable. Too […]

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How Incarnation Ends, a sermon for Good Friday 3-29-13

The lessons can be found by clicking here. I preached on Incarnation and Crucifixion. How did we think the Incarnation was going to end? (The quote is from Tragic Vision and Divine Compassion: A Contemporary Theodicy by Wendy Farley, pg 34) Listen: Good Friday, 2013

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Good Friday, 2012

The lessons for Good Friday can be found at this link: Good Friday lessons. Good Friday is about love. May our actions be so filled with the same love. (Due to continued technical difficulties, this is nearly what I preached at Nativity’s Good Friday service.) Lisen: Good Friday, 2012

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