Category Archives: Sermons

The Wideness of God’s Love

A sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 19, 2019.  The scriptures are Acts 11:1-18, Psalm 148, Revelation 21:1-6, and John 13:31-35.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Yesterday, a former colleague of mine from Washington, DC was consecrated Bishop … Continue reading

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With Dorcas in mind

A sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 12, 2019, also the secular celebration of Mother’s Day in the United States.  The scripture readings are Acts 9:36-43, Psalm 23, Revelation 7:9-17, and John 10:22-30.  Listen to the sermon HERE. … Continue reading

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A Second Chance for Peter (and for Us)

A sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter, May 5, 2019.  The scripture readings are Acts 9:1-6, (7-20), Psalm 30, Revelation 5:11-14, and John 21:1-19.  Listen to the sermon HERE.  When someone tells you a “fish tale,” it usually means … Continue reading

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The Faithful Way of Doubt

A sermon for the Second Sunday of Easter, April 28, 2019.  The scripture readings are Acts 5:27-32, Psalm 118:14-29, Revelation 1:4-8, and John 20:19-31.  Listen to the sermon HERE.  Sometimes I hear people—both religious and non-religious—who will explain something they’ve … Continue reading

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Making room for Resurrection

A sermon for Easter Day, April 21, 2019.  The scripture readings are Acts 10:34-43 , Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24,  1 Corinthians 15:19-26 , and John 20:1-18.  Listen to the sermon HERE. There’s a new movie out that imagines the life of Mary … Continue reading

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Witnessing

A sermon for Easter Eve, April 20, 2019.  The scripture readings used for the Easter Vigil include Luke 24:1-12. Listen to the sermon HERE. In 2016, Pope Francis made an effort to get the story straight about Mary Magdalene. It … Continue reading

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Looking through death

A sermon for Good Friday, April 19, 2019.  The scripture readings are Isaiah 52:13-53:12, Psalm 22, Hebrews 10:16-25, and John 18:1-19:42.  Listen to the sermon HERE.  I saw a friend last week who said that he would be spending this … Continue reading

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God in the Now

A sermon for Maundy Thursday, April 18, 2019.  The scripture readings are Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14 , Psalm 116:1, 10-17, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, and John 13:1-17, 31b-35.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Yesterday, I wandered into Eli’s Market on Third … Continue reading

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In place of palms

A brief sermon for The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019.  The scripture readings are Luke 19:28-40, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 31:9-16, Philippians 2:5-11, Luke 23:1-49. Listen to the sermon HERE. This year we read the Palm Gospel … Continue reading

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Christ our Friend

A sermon for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, April 7, 2019.  The scripture readings are Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126, Philippians 3:4b-14, and John 12:1-8.  Listen to the sermon HERE. The scriptures today invite us to get ready, to heighten all … Continue reading

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