Third Thoughts, Baptism of Our Lord 2019

Morsels & Stories: I read from Does God Have a Big Toe? Sermon: I cite a favourite theologian of mine: Terry Pratchett. What can Discworld teach us about the Holy Spirit? The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with Luke 3:15-17 21-22 Listen:

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Threshold of Love, Pentecost 2018

Morsels & Stories: We talked about ways the Holy Spirit appears and acts. Sermon:  The Holy Spirit moves the disciples from inside to outside, from fear to action.  Happy Birthday to the Church! The lessons can be found by clicking here (link).  I worked most closely with Acts 2:1-21. Listen: 

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From Judas to Matthias, Easter 7 2018

Morsels & Stories: We practice casting lots.  This a surprisingly long Biblical practice.  It can feel a bit odd and a little bit fun (at least the way we tried it). Sermon: The disciples fill Judas’s place among them.  Which was an act of faith and trust in the Holy Spirit. The lessons can be […]

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Amateurs in Baptismal Waters, Easter 5 2018

Morsels & Stories: I talk about the Eucharist Prayer we’re using in Easter and some of the reasons I like the BAS.  If you want to read the pages I talk about and don’t have a Book of Alternative Services, you can borrow one from St Peter’s or read them online here: link. Sermon: Where […]

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Speaking Love into Chaos, Baptism of Our Lord 2018

Morsels & Stories: I read “Magi” from Edward Hays’ The Ethiopian Tattoo Shop.     Sermon: In our baptism God speaks love into our chaos, which is what God does.     The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Genesis 1:1-5.   Listen: 

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A Promise Whispered, Pentecost 2017

Morsels & Stories: I talked about Proverbs 8 and Wisdom.   Sermon: Sometimes the Holy Spirit is fire, or wind, or a breath.   The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with John 20:19-23.   Listen:

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Scruffy Dogs in God’s Kingdom, Jan 2017

Morsels & Stories: We took some time to brainstorm all of the ways the Holy Spirit is active in St Peter’s.   Sermon: I tell a story about my dog, a stray dog, and the odd ways the Holy Spirit works.   The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked most […]

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Deserts, Lions, and the Spirit Lent 1 2016

Morsels & Stories: I started our Lenten look at Communion by touching on what the catechism says about it. Sermon: “Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls like a roaring lion.”  Has been in my head all week.  So I talked about that. The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked mostly […]

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Gifts and Fruits, Pentecost 2015

This morning the Holy Spirit comes. And the Church has been trying to sort out what that means for years. Paul talks about the Spirit bringing gifts and resulting in fruits.   The lessons can be found by clicking here.   Listen:

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Unschedulable Spirit

It started at lunch. We were a church-y group at a church-y gathering. I don’t remember how we wound our way to this topic, but we started wondering why our schedule, replete with initial meetings of all of The Episcopal Church’s Councils, Commissions, and Boards (CCABs), didn’t include Eucharist. Being nerdy Church nerds, we understandingly […]

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