Posts Tagged With: Transfiguration

To Transfigure the World, February 2018

We carry God's love to othersMorsels & Stories: We talked a bit about Lenten practices.  This was pretty interactive and I did my best to help the mic get everything.  Thank you for your patience.


Sermon:  Peter gets it wrong many many times.  This time I think we need to give him some slack…


The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Mark 9:2-9.



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Transfiguration, August 2017

transforming the world into the Kingdom of GodMorsels & Stories:  I talked about the Calendar of the Church Year and why we celebrated the Transfiguration today.


Sermon:  I talked about the Transfiguration, the atomic bomb that fell on Hiroshima on this day, and how we are called to transform the world around us.


The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Luke 9: 28-36.



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Messy Transfiguration, February 2016

Robyns SermonsMorsels & 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).


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SR: The Flawed Inner Circle

Link: The Flawed Inner Circle

Summary of what I was saying and why:
Last week I had to announce that my parish is closing. As I was trying to write that letter I knew that part two, sort of unofficially, would be this sermon. I knew how the letter would end. I knew that part of our truth is that we are closing but we have not failed. As I was trying to find the words to explain and help my parish believe that truth while thinking about the sermon I still needed to write, this is the sermon that showed up.

Theology: Salvation
Jesus Count: high
Good News: Jesus saves us.

What did I change on my feet?
Not much of this one got written down, so all of it and none of it.

What didn’t work/what did I miss?
I don’t know. This week, I just don’t know.

What did work?
I also know that I preach what I need to hear and I really needed to hear this this week.

Other sermons I liked:

Priest Pankey looks at the Transfiguration through one of the top questions I also get: prayer.

Bishop Doyle thinks about the Transfiguration after Diocesan Convention.

Priest Giroux who ties the Baptismal Covenant to the Transfiguration.

And because it is Ash Wednesday today and George is a fabulous preacher:
Priest Baum talks about vegans, judgment, kindness, and Jesus.

(Don’t see your sermon or a sermon you liked? Maybe I don’t know about it. Leave me a comment with a link and I’ll take a look.)

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The flawed inner circle: a sermon for the last Sunday after Epiphany 2-10-13

The lessons for Sunday can be found byclicking here. I worked most closely with Luke 9:28-36.

Jesus brings Peter, James, and John up the mountain where Moses and Elijah appear as Jesus is transfigured. This is an inner circle of amazing flawed people. Which might be why Jesus picked them.

(There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon begins. Thank you for your patience.)

Listen: Epiphany Last, 2013

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