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Staying Centered

A sermon for the Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost, November 10, 2019. The scriptures are Job 19:23-27a, Psalm 17:1-9, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17, and Luke 20:27-38.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Some of you are familiar with the practice of Centering … Continue reading

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With All the Saints

A sermon for November 3, 2019, celebrated as All Saints’ Sunday. The scripture readings are Daniel 7:1-3,15-18, Psalm 149, Ephesians 1:11-23, and Luke 6:20-31.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Not too long ago, I met someone at a gathering who … Continue reading

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No Comparison

A sermon for October 27, 2019, the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost. The scripture readings are Sirach 35:12-17, Psalm 84:1-6, 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18, and Luke 18:9-14.  Listen to the sermon HERE. A couple of Saturdays ago, several of us from Holy … Continue reading

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Perseverance

A sermon for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 20, 2019.  The scripture readings are Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 121, 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5, and Luke 18:1-8.  Listen to the sermon HERE. The Collect of the Day prays that we might “persevere … Continue reading

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The Blessing Right Here

A sermon for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 13, 2019, which included the Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant.  The scriptures are 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c, Psalm 111, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, and Luke 17:11-19.  Listen to the sermon HERE. There’s … Continue reading

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Following Francis in Humility and Peace

A sermon for October 6, 2019, celebrated as St. Francis Sunday at The Church of the Holy Trinity.  The scriptures are Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4, Psalm 37:1-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, and Luke 17:5-10.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Today’s Gospel can … Continue reading

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One who fights for us

A homily offered on the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels (transferred) at the Community of St. John Baptist, Mendham, NJ, on October 1, 2019. The scripture readings are Genesis 28:10-17, Psalm 103 or 103:19-22, Revelation 12:7-12, and John 1:47-51. In the news … Continue reading

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Crossing the Chasm

A sermon for September 29, 2019, the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost. The scriptures are Amos 6:1a,4-7, Psalm 146, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, and Luke 16:19-31.  Listen to the sermon HERE. A young person in the neighborhood asked me the other day … Continue reading

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Crafty for the Kingdom of God

A sermon for September 22, 2019, the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost.  The scriptures are Amos 8:4-7 , Psalm 113, 1 Timothy 2:1-7, and Luke 16:1-13.  Listen to the sermon HERE. I have a date on my calendar next month for meeting with … Continue reading

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A God of Lost and Found

A sermon for September 15, 2019, the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost. The scripture readings are Exodus 32:7-14, Psalm 51:1-11, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, and Luke 15:1-10. Listen to the sermon HERE. Scripture can sometimes sound remote. We are a long way … Continue reading

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