For Fear

Easter 2B    John 20:19-31 “…the doors of the house where [they] met were locked for fear…” This is a description of Jesus’ disciples on that first Easter evening. They were afraid. So afraid! So much so that they were hidden, doors locked. It is a feeling we might find very familiar these days. At…

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Jesus Gives Sight

Lent 4A John 9:1-41 On this 4th Sunday of Lent, it is good to have a long gospel reading! I think we could use all the good news we can get right now. It is obvious that this is a stressful time. That’s an understatement of course. It is a frightening and uncertain time. We…

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Transformed

Transfiguration Sunday     Exodus 24:12-17    Matthew 17:1-9 If someone told you they had a mountaintop experience, what would you think they meant? Most of the time, people mean they had an experience that changed them. They went someplace or to an event or perhaps just experienced something in a new way that they never…

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Stained Glass Window, Catholic Church in Cherokee NC

Rejoice!

Sermon for December 15th, 2019 Third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday Today is a Sunday of rejoicing! We began with our litany of praise and thanksgiving for all the things in which we rejoice. Today, we also rejoice with Mary. My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God, my savior.…

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Blame and Responsibility

Pentecost 3C   Genesis 3:8-15,  Mark 3:20-35 Who is to blame? That’s the question I think we ask ourselves and each other, especially others who think and believe like us, every single day. Who is to blame for how my life, our lives, the world, and fill in the blank are not as they should be?…

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The House That Love Built

Easter 6B John 15:9-17 Love makes your soul crawl out of its hiding place—Zora Neal Hurston I have now preached on the gospel text for today three times prior to this moment. It is a fine example of never really coming to the end of a piece of scripture. There truly is so much to…

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