A Curious God, January 2021

A question I often hear is why does it matter that we pray or worship? It doesn’t change who God is. I think our lessons today provide part of the answer to that: God is curious about us. I worked with Deuteronomy 18.15-20 and Mark 1.21-28 (link).

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Give to God, October 2020

I love Jesus’ response in today’s Gospel. And there’s a lot of theology going on in between what is actually said. I explored some of that and how it relates to Moses’ conversation with God. Because I think it’s all about the image of God…which points to another part of Scripture… I worked with Exodus […]

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God’s Freedom

Sabbath is not something I’m necessarily good at. I remembering finding one of my schedules from High School and … I’ve never been good at Sabbath. Sabbath is rest, but not collapsing at the end of a day, or a shift. It’s having a world where you can be free to be with God. Which […]

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Choices and Names

I don’t know that I’ve ever preached on Shiphrah and Puah. But this year their refusal to go along with Pharoah’s death plan, their instance on doing the right thing in hard and dangerous circumstances, their bravery, seemed not only important, but like the first in the series of dominos. I could imagine Moses’s mother […]

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Water from a Rock, Lent 3 2020

St Paul’s, as part of The Diocese of Edmonton, canceled public worship until the end of the month.  In the decade or so of recording and posting my sermons, I’ve learned that even just hearing the sermon can be an important point of contact for people who can’t, for a variety of reasons, come to […]

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A Promise Secured, October 2017

Sermons & Morsels: We talked about the things we do at St Peter’s that we love.   Sermon: Right before the Israelites reach the Promised Land God takes Moses up to the top of a mountain.   The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Deuteronomy 34:1-12.   Listen: 

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Made in the image of God, August 2017

Morsels & Stories: A parishioner spoke about why they are participating in the AIDS walk on Sept 16th.  Donate here.     Sermon:  I love the story of Moses who saved the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt.  But he wasn’t the first person who saved them in Egypt.   The lessons can be found by […]

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Messy Transfiguration, February 2016

Morsels & Stories: I read from “Does God Have a Big Toe?” Sermons: Jesus takes Peter, James, and John up the mountain for the Transfiguration.  Nothing was by accident.   The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked mostly closely with Luke 9:28–36, (37–43). Listen:

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SR Knowing Our Story

Link: Knowing our story Summary of what I was saying and why: After everything that last week was, I didn’t know where I was going with with this week’s sermon. But I kept hearing echoes of remember who you are. Coupled with the reading from Deuteronomy and the experience of growing up in Montana this […]

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