Grace for Discipline, Lent 2018

Morsels & Stories: I talked about the liturgical life-cycle of palms. Sermon: I preached on the collect today. Listen: 

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Ash Wednesday 2017

The Gospel for Ash Wednesday begins with, perhaps, the most Anglican verse, “Beware of practicing your piety before others.”  But Jesus is getting at a lot more than where we pray.     The lessons for Ash Wednesday can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21     Listen:

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A God of Relationship, Lent 4 2016

Morsels & Stories:  In our continuing discussion of Eucharist, I talked about bread and many of the levels of significance that lie behind the bread we share in Eucharist.   Sermon:  The son comes home, deserving nothing, and is received with joy. The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Lk 15:1–3. […]

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Morsels and Stories, Lent 2

Today I didn’t preach, but recorded Morsels and Stories. Part 2 of our Eucharist series we talk about the Bible and Eucharist.  (the 5 min version)  How long have we celebrated Eucharist?   Listen:

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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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Beloved Imperfection, Ash Wednesday 2016

I invite you therefore, in the name of the Lord, to observe a holy Lent by self-examination, penitence, prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, and by reading and meditating on the word of God. Let us kneel before our Creator and Redeemer. (BAS, 282) The lessons can be found by clicking here. Listen: (This is my sermon […]

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Because God Loves Us, Lent 5 2015

Today we hear Jeremiah remind us of God’s promise, “I will be your God and you will be my people.”  How do we become a people who reflect our God? The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Jeremiah 31:31-34.   Listen:

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Faithful and Failure

God gives the Ten Commandments, not as edicts from on high, but as the next step in a very unequal relationship.   The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Exodus 12:1-17.   Listen:

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A Covenant of Laughter, Lent 2 2014

God makes a (third!) Covenant with Abraham.  And Abraham and Sarah laugh, as they should.   The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Genesis 17:1-7,15-16.   Listen:

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SR Bound by Toilet Paper, Lent 5 2014

Link: Bound by Toilet Paper, Lent 5 2014 Summary of what I was saying and why: As so many others do, I love Ezekiel and the dry bones. And I can’t read it without hearing a story of (re)creation. And then with Lazarus the question of how bound we are appeared. Theology: Salvation Jesus Count: […]

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