Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

Rollercoaster of Love

A sermon preached on September 9, 2018 (Proper 18) at St. John’s Episcopal Church.  Click here to read the day’s scripture. I saw an image on Facebook yesterday. It was a young woman and a small child on a roller … Continue reading

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In This Sanctuary

Click here for this week’s scripture. The end of Matthew’s Gospel today references the presence of God that we experience when we are engaged in various forms of prayer. “For where two or three are gathered in my name, I … Continue reading

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Breathing Faith

You can read today’s scripture by clicking here. What is faith? In today’s gospel, we have the disciples asking Jesus to “increase our faith!” How often do we find ourselves in that place of needing more faith, needing someone to … Continue reading

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Hope: Rule #3

Rule #3 – Always ask how local needs might be supplied from local sources, including the mutual help of neighbours. As a latch-key kid of the 70’s and early 80’s, I spent a lot of time watching sit-com reruns on … Continue reading

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Is God Leaving the Church Behind?

Preached at St Anne’s Episcopal Church in Walled Lake, MI on the Sixteenth Sunday of Pentecost.  Matthew 21:23-32 “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” This is the question the chief priests and … Continue reading

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Mission and the Body of Christ

The text from a presentation given at the Total Ministry Gathering at St Barnabas Episcopal Church in Chelsea, MI for the ministry leaders of all the Total Ministry congregations in the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan on September 15, 2012. Jesus did … 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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