Jesus Questions, September 2014

The Pharisees play “Questions with Jesus” in today’s Gospel. What do we do with Jesus Questions.   The lessons can be found by clicking here. I worked Matthew 21:23-32.   Listen:

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SR In Which Paul is Wiser, Easter 6 2014

Link: In Which Paul is Wiser, Easter 6 2014 Summary of what I was saying and why: I love this story. Paul in Athens at the altar to an unknown God. Early last week, I was talking about some troubling part of theology and how I resolved it for myself with Genesis 1. All things […]

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In Which Paul is Wiser, Easter 6 2014

Family jokes, a Christmas Party in Lent, and Paul in Athens….   The lessons can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Acts 17:22-31.     Listen:

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SR Paul and the Beer Rule, Epiphany 3 26Jan2014

Link: Paul and the Beer Rule, Epiphany 3 2014 Summary of what I was saying and why: I don’t preach on a text from one of the Epistles, so when this section of 1 Corinthians called to me, I went with it. After that I wanted to talk about differences and divides without letting the […]

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Paul and the Beer Rule, a sermon for 26 Jan 2014

Paul’s letter to the Corinthians and the SPI Beer Rule. The Beer Rule is actually the Beer Principle and can be found over here at the Scholar Priest Initiative. Listen: The lessons can be found by clicking here.

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SR The Glory of Jesus Christ, Palm Sunday 2013

Link:The Glory of Jesus Christ Summary of what I was saying and why: Palm Sunday is the beginning of the challenge of Holy Week preaching. The texts and liturgies almost do preach themselves and yet I do feel a need to voice where I believe my community is amongst the texts. Palm and Passion Sunday […]

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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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Expensive Misunderstandings, a sermon for Lent 5, 3-17-13

The lessons can be found by clicking here. I worked with Philipians 3:4b-14 and John 12:1-8. Paul, who lists off his credentials this morning, is often misunderstood. I pull Mary’s story from the Gospel and the #humbrag from twitter in. Listen: Lent 5, 2013

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Dogs, Cats, and Love: a sermon for Epiphany 4

The lessons for Sunday can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with 1 Corinthians 13:1-13. My dog does not appear in my sermons very often, but this week you get to hear about life with Griz, cats, and 1 Cor 12. And love. (There will be a few moments of silence before […]

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