Tag Archives: salvation

Crucifying Truth – A Palm Sunday Reflection

Click here for today’s readings. Jesus entered Jerusalem to shouts of welcome, palms waving in the air as a sign of victory.  It was the same way they greeted a king. The way we greet someone who is supposed to vanquish … Continue reading

Posted in Preaching | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

I’ll Meet You There

Click here for today’s readings. You can listen to the sermon here as you read: The book of Exodus describes how the Israelites were led out of slavery into the promised land of freedom.  In response, Israel enters into a … Continue reading

Posted in Preaching | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Reflecting | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Reflecting | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Preaching | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

On Tradition

Preached at St John’s Episcopal Church, Plymouth, MI on Nov 10. 2013; Pentecost 25; Proper 27.  2 Thessalonians 2:1-17 and Luke 20:27-38 November is this month of tradition.  It’s when we most distinctly notice the darkening of the sky, the … Continue reading

Posted in Preaching | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Bring It On

Third Sunday after Pentecost preached at St. Mark’s in Palo Alto, CA on June 17, 2012 Proper VI, Year B: Ezekiel 17:22-24 and Mark 4: 26-34 There might eventually be an audio recording posted here on St Mark’s website. In Greek, … Continue reading

Posted in Preaching | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments