The Grit of Hope

Times are dark in this world for many. I see posts of despair on Facebook and have conversations face to face hearing words from hearts longing for the hope they feel has abandoned them like a beloved companion who absconded in the night. Nostalgia that paraded as something meaningful has disappointed yet again. Violence tears…

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Sliver of Ice

Pentecost 11C Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14, 2:18-23 Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21 Have you ever said to yourself: when I win the lottery I’m going to do such and such. Or maybe: if I inherited a million dollars from some long lost rich uncle, I’d do this or that. This is a common daydream many of us…

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Let Us Love

Pentecost 5C   Luke 8:26-39 I must begin this sermon with a confession about how difficult it has been to decide what to talk about this morning. Actually, it would be more accurate to say it has been difficult to find good words at all. Our collective national hearts seem to keep breaking over and…

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Saul the Big Bad Wolf

The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze, their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing…

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Enemies and Foreigners

Pentecost 2C    Luke 7:1-10  1 Kings 8:22-23,41-43 Though it might be difficult for us to imagine and it might even pain us to say it, Jesus had a pretty bad reputation in his day. It was just like my mother always told me when I was in school; hang out with the wrong people and…

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I’m So Sorry

The sermon for tonight’s Lent Wednesday service comes from this essay I wrote a few years ago about apologies. The essay is below (not the sermon itself. Guess you have to come to church to hear it this time! 😉 ) I am repeatedly grateful for those who have had the courage to face their…

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JustUs

A couple of weeks ago, as I was preparing for this gathering*, I watched a documentary on racism. It explained, from a scientific perspective, how foolish the idea of multiple human races actually is. Through various ways, they were able to demonstrate how two people of the same “race” are actually more likely to have…

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