Indelible, Baptism of Jesus 2021

I love Baptism. I love the Baptismal Covenant. I have also come to love this little group of believers Paul encounters in our Acts reading. I think they have some wisdom for us in this long time without sacraments. I worked most closely with Acts 19. 1-7.

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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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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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Nephesh

St Paul can be a difficult theologian for me. His writings about women and leadership aside, I’ve often struggled when Paul veers into interpretations that have been harmfully used and contrary to historic understandings of Scripture. After this week, I think I need to trust Paul’s theological thinking more. I worked with Matthew 13.24-30 36-43, […]

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Immigrant, Lent 1 2019

Morsels & Stories: We had a brief conversation about what Lenten Disciplines people have adopted. Sermon: Paul lays out what it takes to be a Christian. And I ponder what it means to belong to our community given our tradition is rooted in immigration. The lessons can be found by clicking here [link]. I worked […]

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Gifts, January 2019

Morsels & Stories: We talked about Church Wardens. Sermon: Paul lists gifts and Jesus turns water into wine, and all of that offers us challenge and promise as we prepare for our Annual Meeting. The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with 1 Cor 12:1-11 and John 2:1-11 Listen:

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Community, Sin, and Forgiveness, January 2018

Morsels & Stories: I read a story about commandments from  The Spy on Noah’s Ark: Bible Stories from the Inside Out.   Sermon:  Paul seems to advocate for vegetarianism and I talk about Martin Luther.   The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with 1 Corinthians 8:1-13.   […]

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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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Made by God, Epiphany 4 2015

Paul writes about eating idol meat, and how idols are empty because they were made by human hands.  Humans, of course, were made by God.   The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with 1 Corinthians 8:1-13. Listen:  

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