Archive for December, 2012

The peace that passes understanding

  I was scrolling through my Twitter feed on Friday when I saw that first, heartbreaking photo of a class being led out of Sandy Hook elementary school by the police. I tensed up, waiting to hear more, hoping and wishing and praying that none of the children in the school were hurt. (You can […]

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Raise your heads

A Sermon for Year C, Advent 1 Our first reading is from the book of Jeremiah. Now Jeremiah is a definitely a different kind of guy. He was always doing dramatic things to make his point. Once he lay on his side for 390 days and another time he wore a yoke over his shoulders. […]

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No more Twinkies/the end of the world

A Sermon for Year B, proper 28 I’m not sure I’m convinced that the closing of the Hostess factory is a sign of the end times. However, several folks online have noted how this reading from Mark, that some have understood to be about the end of the world, came up in this particular week […]

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The call of Bartimaeus

A Sermon for Year B, Proper 24 Most people see the story of Blind Bartimaeus as a healing story. It is about a blind man who gets back his sight after all. I would propose, however, that this is really a call story. It’s more akin to Jesus calling Matthew than it is to Jesus […]

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Stumbling Blocks

a Sermon for Year B, proper 21 Well, I’m glad I’m not preaching at the family service this morning! I do love that service, but children are naturally very literal. Imagine trying to explain to a four year old that Jesus is exaggerating when he’s talking about chopping off your hand. Of course, we know […]

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