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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A Love that Challenges, Easter 3 2016

Morsels & Stories: I read about the Dolphins of the Red Sea from Does God have a Big Toe?   Sermon: Peter takes the disciples fishing.  Jesus shows up and they try things in a new way.   The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with John 21:1-19.   Listen:

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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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Prevention, Easter 6 2015

Peter asks, “Who would prevent them from being baptized?”  And we pride ourselves on being welcoming.  Which isn’t the same thing.   The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Acts 10:44-48.   Listen: 

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Walking on Water, August 2014

Peter stepped out of the boat and there was a moment or two…     The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew 14:22-33.   Listen:

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SR: Peter and Promises, Easter 3, 2013

Link: Peter and Promises Summary of what I was saying and why: This sermon was slow to write. The Gospel is about feeding, it’s about love, it’s about Resurrection, and none of that was interesting to me this year. It felt like I’d just done something on the whole obedience bit in Acts and Revelation […]

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Proper 14, 2011

The lessons for this Sunday can be found here. I worked most closely with Matthew 14:22-33, with a little bit of a lead off from Romans. Peter walks on water. Peter gets out of the boat. But first, Peter asks for permission, directions, a sending? (There will be a few moments before the sermon starts. […]

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