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Christmas Sermon on Joy

Christmas Sermon on Joy

This is not a spectacular sermon. There was no time for spectacular this Christmas. ** Have you ever noticed how much JOY there is in the Christmas story? It starts with the angel who visits Zechariah and Elizabeth, foretelling the birth of John the Baptist: “he will be a joy to you” the angel prophesizes. … Continue reading

The Peaceable Kingdom (Sermon)

The Peaceable Kingdom (Sermon)

I apologize for my lack of posts! I decided to do my doctorate, which has, um, slightly altered my priorities and time commitments in the world. One consequence is that I will taking a few months off from preaching. I may try to write in this space about what I am exploring in my studies … Continue reading

Sermon for Trinity Sunday

Sermon for Trinity Sunday

I read a blog post this week by some professor of preaching somewhere advising us to steer clear of the Trinity in our sermons this week. We live in a “post-doctrinal age,” quoth the article. Trinity?! Doctrines!?! Too complicated! Too boring! This sermon is my answer to THAT load of poo. **** This Sunday is … Continue reading

Psalm 139 & knitting grandmothers

Psalm 139 & knitting grandmothers

This is actually a bit that I cut out of my sermon/reflection on Psalm 139 for Sunday, because I went in a different direction. But I thought I would save it for a rainy day. So, voila. … Psalm 139 introduces us to a wonderful metaphor: a word-picture of a God whose relationship with human … Continue reading