God is Bigger, June 2020

This texts invite us to ponder the magnificant transcendance of God–which is an “I went to seminary” sort of way of saying that God is better and bigger and so different than we are. What does that mean for us? What kind of faith journey does that result in for us? Here’s the sermon that […]

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Ridiculous, June 2020

Every time I preach on this text, I can’t help but mention that Abraham laughed to. The laughter wasn’t about Sarah, it was about the promise God is continuing to make to them. I have laughed that sort of “stop kidding me” laughter at what God promises. I suspect that there is a lot of […]

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Trinity Sunday 2020

Paul closes the second letter to the Corinthians with this prayer and blessing. It’s familiar and beloved by so many of us–and it should be. Perhaps it can help us love each other better too. I worked most closely with 2 Cor 13.11-13.

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Scarred by Love, Pentecost 2020

Jesus comes to his disciples and shows them his scars. Which isn’t our normal greeting. What do we learn from Jesus’s actions? I worked most closely with John 20.19-23 (link).

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That we all may be one, Easter 2020

Jesus prays that his followers may be one as he and the Father are one. Which I’ve always heard with a mournful tone as the Church is so often not one. Right now, as Churches are open so differently and we are learning new answers to the question of how we are a community, this […]

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Love and Command, Easter 6 2020

Jesus offers his disciples the comfort of “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”  Which, as a person who sometimes struggles with following Jesus, doesn’t always sound comforting.  How do we hear that in ways that help us navigate our world today? I worked most closely with John 14.15-21.  You can find the […]

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God our Rock, Easter 5 2020

I drew heavily on the themes of God as a rock, safe place, and refuge that can be seen in the Psalm and reading from 1 Peter.  The readings can be found here (link). Listen:

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Green Pastures and Still Waters, May 2020

I love the 23rd Psalm.  I think most of us do.  I spent a lot of time thinking about the Psalm and Jesus’s promise that he offers abundant life. I worked most closely with Psalm 23 (link). Listen:

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Our Hearts Were Burning, Easter 3 2020

(Oops! It’s only Easter 3!  Edits have been made where possible.) It’s hard to preach on Eucharist when we aren’t celebrating Eucharist.  I couldn’t come up with anything more true than what I’ve lived, so I shared a couple of those stories and reflected on the Gospel text briefly. The Gospel text is Luke 24.13-35 […]

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It’s the same light, Easter Vigil 2020

Easter Vigil is my favourite service of the whole year.  My previous church didn’t hold one so I’d been looking forward to this night since I started at St Paul’s in November.  This is not how I was expecting it to unfold.  But the stories we would have read are still true and the light […]

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