Apples, Thanksgiving 2021

Happy Thanksgiving! How have you been part of community this year? I worked largely with the collect for Thanksgiving: Creator of the fruitful earth, you made us stewards of all things. Give us grateful hearts for all your goodness, and steadfast wills to use your bounty well, that the whole human family, today and in […]

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Alone, October 2021

When Jesus talks about divorce, I always feel like I need to address it. Given that it’s the first time this passage has come up at this Church, I said this: I worked most closely with Mark 10.2-16

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In Such a Time as This, September 2021

Today we hear parts of Esther’s story. Which I love but seems newly relevant today. I worked with all of Esther, which can be read online here.

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God who Challenges, September 2021

This sermon is about Proverbs and brainteasers. (I would say more but we got a puppy this afternoon. Also why this is going up so late tonight.) Here’s a link to the texts.

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Tradition, Care, and Struggle, August 2021

The question about handwashing just hits differently in the middle of a pandemic. Which can’t be a whole sermon. But it did help shape this sermon. Listen: I worked most closely with Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23.

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Faith that Gnaws, August 2021

For the sermon before a week of needed vacation, I’m quite happy. However there are a few details I want to correct or elaborate on. First, there are 39 Articles of Religion. Although the one I quote is the 29th, so perhaps we can assume that’s the basis for my confusion? Second, for my fellow […]

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Belief and Community, August 2021

I was particularly caught up by Jesus’s focus on the work of the people of God (which is belief). After so many months of our church communities faith being expressed online and in their homes, I also had the emphasis in Ephesian on our unity in the back of my mind. This swirl of thoughts […]

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Abundance among groups, July 2021

Here’s a little behind-the-scenes that would never have turned into a sermon: Ever since learning that in John, Jesus asks people questions to see if they are ready to better know him, all I can think of for a second is how during our midweek lectionary bible study, I’ll ask people what they know about […]

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God’s Home, July 2021

In our first reading David and Nathan engage in a theological discussion that is ongoing. One of the places it exists today is how worship happens during a pandemic. I worked with 2 Sam 7.1-14a.

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What does the Bible say……, July 2021

I have questions on my mind. Obviously. I was really drawn into the similarities between these passages but a sermon talking about those seemed a lot more like a lecture. However, they also reminded me of one of my favourite questions to hear that also makes me a little nervous. I worked with both 2 […]

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