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Outside In

A sermon for the First Sunday after Christmas Day, December 29, 2019. The scripture readings are Isaiah 61:10-62:3, Psalm 147, Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7, and John 1:1-18. Listen to the sermon HERE.  If you think about it, we do a strange … Continue reading

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What would Jesus want?

A sermon for Christmas Day 2019.  The scripture readings are Isaiah 52:7-10, Psalm 98, Hebrews 1:1-4,(5-12), and John 1:1-14. (Because of Christmas exhaustion and the need to hit the road quickly after church, today’s sermon is not recorded. Merry Christmas, … Continue reading

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Shepherds Bedeviled but Never Overcome

A sermon for Christmas Eve, Midnight Mass, December 24, 2019.  The scriptures are Isaiah 9:2-7, Psalm 96, Titus 2:11-14, and Luke 2:1-20. Listen to the sermon HERE. Two Sundays ago, I was treated to a special Children’s Christmas pageant.  Originating … Continue reading

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God Calling

A brief reflection offered in the Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols, December 24, 2019 at 7 PM.   Listen tot he sermon HERE. The week before last, I was in Mexico City for the Feast of Our Lady of … Continue reading

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Dancing like Joseph

A sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 22, 2019.  The scripture readings are Isaiah 7:10-16, Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18, Romans 1:1-7, and Matthew 1:18-25. Listen to the sermon HERE. For some reason, this year, I’ve been seeing Nutcrackers everywhere … Continue reading

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Hope in the Wilderness

A sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent, December 8, 2019.  The scriptures are Isaiah 11:1-10, Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19, Romans 15:4-13, and Matthew 3:1-12. Listen to the sermon HERE. This week, there’s been a lot of Handel at Holy Trinity. … Continue reading

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Faith like Noah

A sermon for the First Sunday of Advent, December 1, 2019.  The scripture readings are Isaiah 2:1-5, Psalm 122, Romans 13:11-14, and Matthew 24:36-44. Listen to the sermon HERE. On the second floor of the Metropolitan Museum, there’s a gallery … Continue reading

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Christ the (unusual) King

A sermon for November 24, 2019, celebrated as The Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King.  The scriptures are Jeremiah 23:1-6, Psalm 46, Colossians 1:11-20, and Luke 23:33-43.  Listen to the sermon HERE.  In the United States, paying attention to … Continue reading

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A Spiritual Survival Kit

A sermon for November 17, 2019, the Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost. The scriptures are Malachi 4:1-2a, Psalm 98, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, and Luke 21:5-19.  Listen to the sermon HERE. In today’s Gospel Jesus speaks about living in an age of … Continue reading

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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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