Very Dear, October 2020

I was really taken by Paul’s tone in 1 Thessalonians. It really felt like a peek into a close and loving relationship. Then, during Bible Study this week, I started to wonder, what if this was were we based our evangelism. Or maybe it already was… I worked most closely with 1 Thessalonians 2.1-8.

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Symbols of our Labour and Love

Happy Thanksgiving! In a year where everything, especially gratitude, can be harder, I’ve been thinking about an old knitting project and the term reified. It probably makes sense. I largely preached from the collects. You can find them on page 396-7 of the Book of Alternative Services.

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God and Rules

I preached my way into the realization that one of my bedrock beliefs is that God honours our struggle. And I don’t know if I remembered to say that during this sermon, but I wanted to talk about some of the struggles we tend to forget existed in the times Scripture tells us about. You […]

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Love is a verb, Sept 2020

Rules aren’t always my favourite. I can rankle against being told to just do a thing. (Understanding the reasoning why often helps this.) But community is one of my favourite things. Which means, as Jesus talks about, figuring out how to live with people who do things that I wouldn’t do. All this, plus some […]

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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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That we all may be one, Easter 2020

Jesus prays that his followers may be one as he and the Father are one. Which I’ve always heard with a mournful tone as the Church is so often not one. Right now, as Churches are open so differently and we are learning new answers to the question of how we are a community, this […]

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Love and Command, Easter 6 2020

Jesus offers his disciples the comfort of “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”  Which, as a person who sometimes struggles with following Jesus, doesn’t always sound comforting.  How do we hear that in ways that help us navigate our world today? I worked most closely with John 14.15-21.  You can find the […]

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Good Friday 2020

Good Friday is hard to preach this year.  I generally agree with Nadia Bolz-Weber that we shouldn’t preach from our rawest places, but this is where I–and I suspect most of us–am.  The world seems pretty terrible and scary right now.  But I also found preaching incredibly important for today because this is where we […]

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God’s Love in the face of Terror, October 2018

Morsels & Stories:  We talked about the offertory plates and when they are blessed in the service. Sermon:  This was a hard week full of horrible news.  How do we respond?  How does God call us to respond? The lessons can be found by clicking here (link).  I preached with Hebrews 7:23-28 in the direct […]

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