God with Us in Suffering

I love Job, except for the last part where the book tries to give Job a happily ever after ending. I’m not opposed to Job having good in his life. But grief and suffering don’t disappear from our lives or memories because good things happened. The lessons for the day can be found here. I […]

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Questions, Easter 2 2020

I’m a solo rector, and have been for most of my ordained life, so usually I don’t preach on Easter 2 because we do a service of readings and hymns.  Both so that I get a bit of break and it’s a lovely service that gives us a chance to sing all the alleluias. However, […]

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Loved, Lent 4 2017

Morsels & Stories: I read a story from Does God have a Big Toe?   Sermon:  I draw a comparison between the man born blind and Job.   The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with John 9:1-41.   Listen:  

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Following Jesus, October 2015

Morsels and Stories: another story from Does God Have a Big Toe: Stories about stories in the Bible. Sermon: The end of Job’s story and Blind Bartimaeus–both sound like happily ever after but is that what Jesus offers us. The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Job 42:1–6, 10–17 and Mark 10:46–52. […]

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SR: What does success look like?

Sermon Review Link: Proper 24, Year B Summary of what I was saying and why: Christians are measured by our faithfulness. I really wanted to address God’s speech from the whirlwind in Job and Jesus’s response to the sons of Zebedee. The challenge became finding good news in the midst of two versions of “There […]

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