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Love is the Final Word

A sermon preached on the twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 28, Year B) on November 18, 2018 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Kingston, NY.  You can read today’s scripture here.  If you’d like to listen along, click the play … Continue reading

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I AM

You can click here to read this week’s scripture. I am. I am. How often do we make that statement? I am. We all tend to use these words as a precursor to something else. Our state of being: I … Continue reading

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Accountable to One Another

You can read this week’s scripture by clicking here. Author and speaker Brene Brown is an Episcopalian who works as a researcher in psychology and has written several books about shame and vulnerability.  She’s also done many presentations and videos … 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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Biophilia: Rule #2

  Rule #2: Always include local nature – the land, the water, the air, the native creatures – within the membership of the community. I think it was 10th grade when we read Watership Down.  You might remember it too.  … 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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The Table and the Yoke

Preached on the occasion of the Holiday Luncheon at the Cathedral Church of St Paul in Detroit.  Matthew 11:28-30. Yesterday, I was sitting in a Starbucks in Plymouth… writing this sermon in between quips on Facebook… listening to some pop … Continue reading

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