Bound by Toilet Paper, Lent 5 2014

Creation, Ezekiel, Lazarus.  How are we bound? Listen:   The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Ezekiel 37:1-14 and John 11:1-45.  The creation account used is from Genesis 2.  

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Sermon Round-up: Lent 2 2014

After the mad dash of the last six months, I’m taking a few days off to sleep, unpack and enjoy my new home. As is my custom, here are some of the sermons is particularly enjoyed for Lent 2. Priest Downs, Revealed Honesty and the Christian “Repeating back the liturgy with our noses in a […]

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SR Pledges and Priorities, Lent 1 2014

Link: Pledges and Priorities, Lent 1 2014 Summary of what I was saying and why: Having not been on the ball with scheduling the Sunday for St Peter’s Scout Troop to join us and make their Scout Pledges, Lent 1 became Scout Sunday. Which became a significant part of sermon preparation. I wanted to acknowledge […]

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Dustiness, Ash Wednesday 2014

“Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.” Listen: The lessons can be found by clicking here.

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120 Books, 40 Days

The year I bought the most (non-school) books was my senior year of college. I was six or seven when I discovered books so I’ve spent almost a quarter century reading, buying, and accumulating books. One of the six bookshelves (yes, six) in my apartment is dedicated to books that I have found and anticipate […]

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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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The Glory of Jesus Christ, a sermon for Palm Sunday 3-24-13

The lessons can be found by clicking here. I worked with Philippians 2:5-11, the ride into Jerusalem, and story of Jesus. Glory is due to Jesus. Which is where we start today. And Jesus is not done. Listen: Palm Sunday, 2013

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SR Expensive Misundstandings, Lent 5

Link: Expensive Misunderstandings Summary of what I was saying and why: Paul gets a bad reputation. At least when I hang out in liberal or cynical circles. That’s where I started. Then I started thinking about Mary and the hidden story we don’t know about this nard. What did it cost her to anoint Jesus’s […]

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Coming home again, a sermon for Lent 4 3-10-13

The lessons can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Luke 15: 1-3, 11b-32. Coming home again is hard. (There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon begins. Thank you for your patience.) Listen: Lent 4, 2013

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The Fig Tree and the Gardener, a sermon for Lent 3 3-3-13

The lessons for Sunday can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Luke 3:1-9. Today Jesus tells us the parable of the Fig Tree (and the Gardener). (There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon begins. Thank you for your patience.) Listen: Lent 3, 2013

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