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The Hope of Miracles

There is Jesus, standing in the chaos of the world, where he always is. And Jesus encourages us to be faithful and to know that “faith” means we are to step out into the chaos of the wind and the waves and join him there – in the chaos. And he reminds us that he is going to be there with us when we falter and lose our faith, when we forget that we are as strong and as good as we are. We are followers of Jesus and we can perform miracles.
What are we called to do as the church in response to the evil of white supremacy? How is the church complicit in this evil? And what can we do to transform it? These are hard questions. But Jesus is standing in the raging sea, patiently waiting for us, saying, “Don’t be afraid. Come.” Continue reading

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The Transfiguration – Guest Post by Deacon Susan Bonsteel

Today was the Feast of the Transfiguration and our Deacon Susan Bonsteel preached this beautiful and deeply meaningful sermon for the life of our community.  She got some big AMENS afterwards. You can find the readings for today by clicking … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Deacon Sue Bonsteel

Sue Bonsteel, our deacon at St. John’s, preached on the Sunday after this year’s presidential election.  It’s posted as a guest post here because it’s an important piece of preaching.  Thank you, Sue, for your witness and your ministry. You … Continue reading

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In Service to Love

You can read today’s scripture lessons by clicking here. I was reading a post on FB the other day in which a friend of mine questioned the tendency amongst British clergy to use the term “dog collar” when referring to … Continue reading

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Rage and Response: How Will We Act On Our Faith?

A response to the Charleston, SC massacre preached at St David’s Episcopal Church in Southfield, MI on June 21, 2015.  The gospel was Mark 4:35-41, Proper 7. Listen here: “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” Their names … Continue reading

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Stuff: Rule #5

5 – Understand the ultimate unsoundness of the industrial doctrine of ‘labour saving’ if that implies poor work, unemployment, or any kind of pollution or contamination. Shopping.  I remember when the homesoil of the United States was attacked by terrorists … Continue reading

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Lazarus, come out! -or- Owning Our Sainthood

Preached on the Feast of All Saints at All Saints Episcopal Church in Detroit, MI.  John 11:32-44   “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?” These are Jesus’ words to Martha, … Continue reading

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