Patience in the Wilderness, June 2022

I have loved this story of Elijah in the mountain cave since I first heard it. Not only do I think the prophets of 1 &2 Kings have wisdom for the modern Church, but it’s so human to want to be intimidated in the face of building or rebuilding. Also, God does a lot of […]

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Rushing, Creating, Sending Pentecost 2022

Pentecost is hard to preach because what I don’t want to do is take the overwhelmingness of the Holy Spirit and shrink her into my sermon. Instead, I hope that what I preach orients us all (including me!) to the ongoing work of God the Holy Spirit around and through us. I worked most closely […]

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Singing Upheaval, Easter 2022

In Eastertide I miss the readings from the First Testament, but I also love the story of Acts and how many fascinating sections like todays we get to spend time with. Paul and Silas in jail, singing. Which is both inspiring and dangerous to the same system that incarcerated them. Here’s what I said: I […]

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Fiery Advocate, Easter 2022

I joined the lovely people at St Thomas’s Anglican Church this morning. I worked most closely with Acts 16.6-15. The Lectionary starts at verse 9. Here’s what I said:

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Glorify, Easter 2022

I love this passage. I think many preachers do. “Love one another as I have loved you” is rich in theology and potential sermon directions. I got hung up on the first bit, “When he had gone out…” Which points to how much else is going on.Here’s what I said: I worked most closely with […]

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St Paul, Easter 2022

Today we get St Paul’s call story, so we talked a bit about who St Paul was and what having him as our patronal saint might mean. I worked most closely Acts 9.1-19a.

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Rabbouni, Easter 2022

We have so few of the stories of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. This story, this resurrection appearance, hints at such a rich history. They knew each other so well. I worked with John 20.1-18.

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Vulnerable to Death, Good Friday 2022

I love preaching today. It’s also possibly the hardest sermon to preach. Today the vulnerability of Jesus, of God, of the creator of the universe, is on display. The lessons for Good Friday are here. At our ecumenical service, the reading was Luke 22.54-23-56. I was blessed with local ecumenical colleagues to collaborate with on […]

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Maundy Thursday 2022

Feet, tensions in the Holy Land, questions of power, vulnerability. Listen to what I said: Here are the lessons for tonight: link.

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Between life and death, Lent 2022

As I say in the sermon, a mentor used to say that in every group someone is coming from a wedding and someone from a funeral. This meal Jesus has in Bethany with Lazarus, Mary, and Martha is exactly like that, so very human. I worked most closely with John 12.1-6.

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