God Chooses Us, Palm Sunday 2020

With the kids we talked about Palms and how people welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem and some of the ways we can welcome Jesus.  Then in the sermon, as a part 2, I preached on God’s preferential option and God chooses us, in all the complexity and potential sorrow of humanity. Most of my parish has […]

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Palm Sunday 2018

Morsels & Stories: I talked about what I say during the welcome announcements and why. Sermon: Peter denies Jesus three times before the rooster crows twice.  What can we learn from Peter’s history of getting it wrong? The lessons can be found by clicking here. (link) I worked most closely with Mark 14.1-15.47. Listen: 

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Palm Sunday 2017

Morsels & Stories: I talked about the anti-semitism that some of the Good Friday rubrics are responding to.  I used some of the suggestions in Amy Jill Levine’s The Misunderstood Jew. Sermon: There were two parades entering Jerusalem that day.  And a whole other group of people plotting and scheming.  How do we understand where […]

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SR: Darkest Hour Palm, Sunday 2014

Link: Darkest Hour, Palm Sunday 2014 Summary of what I was saying and why: Palm/Passion Sunday is wonderful and really hard to preach. And I don’t know how not to say something. I started thinking about how attractive Jesus must have seemed, riding into Jerusalem. It could all be real…and then we’re outside the tomb, […]

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Darkest Hour, Palm Sunday 2014

Things started so well… Listen: If you are interested in the colleague I mention, her twitter feed is @AmberBelldene. Information about her books, her blog, and more information about being a priest who writes romance can be found at amberbelldene.com.   The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew 26:14-27:66.

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Palm Sunday, 2011

The Lessons for Palm Sunday can be found here. I worked most closely with Matthew 21:1-11. Palm Sunday starts with Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. Which is actually really important to everything that comes next, right? (This sermon is interactive. I do my best to make sure that the sense of the conversation is picked up […]

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