Sermons

August 5, 2018    Proper 13,B         Twice while I’ve been driving I’ve heard interviews on the radio that were life-changing.       Once was Fr. Greg Boyle, talking about his book, “Tattoos on the Heart.” ( I invite you to …

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July 28 & 29, 2018        Proper 12, B         So, this is a gospel reading that can get me in trouble! I once had a woman ask me why I didn’t preach on what the story says.       To …

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July 14 & 15, 2018    Proper 10B         Amos tells us that God uses a plumb line to judge the health of his people. A plumb line is a string with a weight on it so builders can make …

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July 8, 2018     Proper 9B    7 Pentecost         If you know anything about our Presiding Bishop you know that his favorite word is love. (The Rt. Rev.) Michael Curry is known for saying, “If it’s not about love, it’s …

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6/30/18 & 7/1/18   Proper 8B   6 Pentecost         This is a very touching gospel for me today. My daughter is facing surgery, and a good friend is recovering from the same surgery. The surgery that would have helped the …

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June 24, 2018    Proper 7B    5 Pentecost         “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?”       The last two Sundays I was with you I was celebrating ordination anniversaries.       Last time I said, “no more anniversaries!” …

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June 17 & 17, 2018   Proper 6B   4 Pentecost         I would say that Mark’s gospel is like a roller coaster ride, but roller coasters have proven to be unsafe and too scary.       Mark’s gospel is the shortest …

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June 10, 2018   Proper 5B    3d Pentecost         This is a hard set of readings to listen to on a summer Sunday morning. It is a hard set of readings to preach on, too!       First we get part …

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June 2 & 3, 2018   Proper 4B   2 Pentecost         As they journeyed from slavery to freedom, God gave a wonderful gift to the Israelites.       We know this gift as the 10 Commandments.       To us they may …

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May 27, 2018, Trinity Sunday B         Aristotle put our world into ten categories. He said that the highest, most important category was things. Down the list a bit is relationships.       For Aristotle, a tree is more important …

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