Sermon Round-Up: June 22 2014, Proper 7/OT12

Vacation this Sunday and next so I’m not preaching. Off eating gelato with seminary classmates and talking theology with colleagues instead. What I might have preached: The dean while I was at seminary made a habit of praying for ‘peace with justice.’ Which I liked because although I was used to praying for peace and […]

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SR Doves and Dragons, Pentecost 2014

Link: Doves and Dragons, Pentecost 2014 Summary of what I was saying and why: Early in the week I got lines from Josh Ritter’s “Girl in the War” stuck in my head. I listened to it over and over again and thought about doves, and dragons, and The Holy Spirit. Then I started writing. Theology: […]

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Doves and Dragons, Pentecost 2014

“Pretend the dove from above is a dragon and your feet are on fire” My sermons have never had soundtracks.  Until I wrote this sermon to Josh Ritter’s “Girl in the War” (youtube link).     The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Acts 2:1-20. Listen:  

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Sermon Round-Up Easter 7 2014

Bishop Jane preached this Sunday celebration of St. Peter’s 100th anniversary and Bella’s baptism. I have no idea what I might’ve preached on. Priest Giroux, Blest be the ties that bind “I can only testify to my own experience. I feel that presence in the bread and cup of the Eucharist. I feel that presence […]

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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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SR: God’s Inn, Easter 5 2014

Link: God’s Inn, Easter 5, 2014 Summary of what I was saying and why: I got entranced early in the week with the idea of God being the connection between each of our vast creative possibilities. But I couldn’t figure out how to preach it. Then I remembered the story I mention. And sermon. Theology: […]

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SR Shepherds, Baptism, and Abundance Easter 4 2014

Link: Shepherds, Baptism, and Abundance, Easter 4 2014 Summary of what I was saying and why: Good Shepherd with a bad death coming up. Acts and Baptism. Holding all things in common and stewardship. Abundant life that risks and loses everything. Theology: stewardship Jesus Count: low Good News: We are called to abundant life where […]

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SR: Amid the Crumbs, Easter 3 2014

Link: Amid the Crumbs, Easter 3 2014 Summary of what I was saying and why: I was not supposed to preach this week. But due to email and schedule mishaps I did. There were two bits of the Gospel that had grabbed me. When Jesus asks the disciples what thugs had happened and the brokenness […]

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SR: Touch and Taste and See, Easter 2 2014

Link: Touch and Taste and See, Easter 2 2014 Summary of what I was saying and why: I love this story. At the second service we had an Easter Festival of Readings and Praise, so this was meant to be a brief sermon. Theology: Eucharistic Jesus Count: average Good News: Taste and see that the […]

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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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