Category Archives: Sermons

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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Following the Cross into Fall

A sermon for September 8, 2019, the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost. The scriptures are Deuteronomy 30:15-20, Psalm 1, Philemon 1-21, and Luke 14:25-33.  Listen to the sermon HERE.  One of the most moving times of the year for me to … Continue reading

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Invited

A sermon for September 1, 2019, the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost. The scripture readings are Sirach 10:12-18, Psalm 112 , Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16, and Luke 14:1, 7-14.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Our Gospel today reminds me of a big … Continue reading

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A Consuming Flame

A sermon for August 25, 2019, the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost. The scriptures are Isaiah 58:9b-14, Psalm 103:1-8, Hebrews 12:18-29, and Luke 13:10-17.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Last Saturday, I was to lead a service and celebrate Holy Communion … Continue reading

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Baptized for Action

A sermon for August 18, 2019, the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost. The scripture readings are Jeremiah 23:23-29, Psalm 82, Hebrews 11:29-12:2, and Luke 12:49-56.  Listen to the sermon HERE. The thing I remember most about my confirmation in the Episcopal … Continue reading

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Out of Fear

A sermon for August 11, 2019, the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost. The scripture readings are Genesis 15:1-6, Psalm 33:12-22 , Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16, and Luke 12:32-40.  Listen to the sermon HERE. On Thursday night, we got caught in the thunderstorm.  … Continue reading

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Richness out of Poverty

A sermon for August 3, 2019, the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost.  The scriptures are Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23, Psalm 49:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, and Luke 12:13-21.  (Sorry, but due to technical problems, there was no recording today.) On a day in … Continue reading

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