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Practicing Perfect Love

A sermon preached on Easter V, April 29, 2018 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Kingston, NY.  Click here to read today’s scripture.  Click the play button below to listen along to a recording.     The image on the … Continue reading

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The Discomfort of Hope

You can read today’s scripture passages by clicking here. Sometimes hope isn’t all that comforting.  Believe it or not, Jesus, in his pronouncement of division and fire, is offering hope. When we get to this point in Luke’s Gospel, Jesus … Continue reading

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Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi

You can find today’s readings by clicking here. Today’s story from Luke is a bit tricky. Jesus is asked by “someone in the crowd” to be the arbiter in a brotherly dispute over inheritance.  It’s a prayer, really. There’s a … Continue reading

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Another World

Todays’ readings can be found here:  http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp7_RCL.html Click here to listen as you read: There’s an Indian writer and social activist named Arundhati Roy.  She penned one of the most beautiful lines I’ve ever heard for a speech she gave … Continue reading

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Ours Is the God of Love

Preached in response to the Paris attacks on Mark 13:1-8. You can listen here: Sermon 111515 Today in our Gospel reading, Jesus gives a very specific warning to his disciples, to us.  He says, “Beware that no one leads you astray.  … Continue reading

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It’s Holy Week

It’s Holy Week on the Christian calendar and I’m sitting in a Panera Bread reading my Facebook feed.  I see posts about Christian spirituality and posts about the everyday details of life.  And I see posts of solidarity, outrage, and … Continue reading

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When the Kingdom of God is Kneeling at Your Feet…

Preached at St Martin’s, Detroit on Pentecost 15.  Mark 7:24-37.  Text has been edited from the original. The fall has always been my favorite time of year.  There is an air of excitement about it to me.  Perhaps it’s because … Continue reading

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