Safety and the Cross

With the pandemic and all the new important safety precautions, this Gospel really hit me differently this year. I’m now much more understanding of Peter. Also, wear a mask, distance, and wash your hands. I worked most closely with Matthew 16.21-28.

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Out of the Depths, Lent 2020

The lectionary, from which we get our Sunday readings, has been super on point recently.¬† If you, like me and so many others, have been asking the hard questions about what to do in times of trouble and where God is when we are sad and overwhelmed, these are readings for us. I worked with […]

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Like it always was, Blue Christmas 2015

St Peter’s holds a Blue Christmas service for those who find the holiday season difficult. ¬†This was the sermon I preached.       Listen:

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At Deathbeds: On Closing Churches

In the last 18 month I’ve been present at the closing of three Churches. I was their priest; they had been a cluster when I was called. In each case it was excruciating and sad. In each case it was the right choice. Churches, the actual communities, the buildings located in towns and cities, are […]

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Understanding Incarnation

I was as unprepared as any of us ever are; I was as prepared as all of us are. A seminarian doing CPE, serving the sick, the dying, the struggling. In CPE, sometimes you stumble across people who needs you and sometimes someone (usually a nurse) will page you for a patient. I don’t remember […]

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