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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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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God of Miracles

I love Peter trying and failing to walk on water. I do. But this year it wasn’t preaching for me. Instead I kept hearing this joke that’s sometimes funny and that I’ve never really liked. The work of holding it in conversation and prayer with this passage brought me to a question: Do I believe […]

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Sent in Love, Easter 6 2018

Morsels & Stories: I read from The Spy on Noah’s Ark Sermon: Jesus compares his relationship with God to our relationship with Jesus while Peter lives that out. The lessons can be found by clicking here. (link)  I worked with Act 10:44-48 and John 15:9-17. Listen: 

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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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To Transfigure the World, February 2018

Morsels & Stories: We talked a bit about Lenten practices.  This was pretty interactive and I did my best to help the mic get everything.  Thank you for your patience.   Sermon:  Peter gets it wrong many many times.  This time I think we need to give him some slack…   The lessons can be […]

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Peter, Donkeys, and Stumbling Blocks, September 2017

Morsels & Stories: I talked about crossing ourselves, one of the many gestures some Anglicans make during worship.  I touched on the variety of ways people may or may not gesture during worship.   Sermon: Jesus says calls Peter a satan and a stumbling block and I hear echoes from the rest of the Bible. […]

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Sinking, August 2017

Morsels & Stories: I talked about the events in Charlottesville, the Mayor’s tweet, and how racism is also our problem.   Sermon:  Jesus pulls Peter out of the water when he is sinking because that is the kind of Jesus we follow.   The lessons can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely […]

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Not Supposed to be here, Jan 2017

Morsels & Stories: I talked a bit about the Baptismal Covenant, which I love.  I manage to work in Commentary on the American Prayer Book, which I also love.   Sermon:  We back Peter’s story up a few verses and explore being out of place. The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked […]

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