Epiphany III – Series C

This week come to the account of Jesus’ first sermon. Do you remember your first sermon? I remember mine. My fieldwork supervisor was taking a break after a busy Holy

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Advent I – 2021

It is the first week of Advent. I have to admit that sneaked up on me this year. Advent is such a strange experience for the pastor. It was designed

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Easter 7, 2024

On Thursday of this week, God willing, we will observe the much neglected but important festival of the Ascension. Luke tells us that forty days, that’s this Thursday, Jesus took

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Easter 6, 2024

It is hard to imagine getting weary of Easter, but by week six and seven I think we are bumping up against some modern sensibilities. We have a short attention

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Easter 5, 2024

When you are between two bright lights, one will overpower the other and cast a shadow into the other’s light. If you walk toward the other light, however, at some

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Easter 3, 2024

Mark has almost no resurrection stories for us, so we are dependent upon the other Gospels for this. Last week we heard John’s account of disbelieving Thomas in the upper

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Easter II

The fellow who calculated the calendar we all use was named Dionysius Exiguus. He lived in the sixth century. At the time, dates were established by the person who was

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Easter, 2024

Wise the preacher who starts early on his sermon this week. By the time Maundy Thursday and Good Friday roll around, exhaustion sets in and the creative juices might be

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Palm Sunday, 2024

Worship is a very strange thing. I think sometimes we are so used to what we are doing that we fail to be awestruck by it or to think about

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Lent V, 2024

The end of Lent and the three holy days of our Lord’s Passion speedily approach. Know that I pray for all of you who are preparing services and sermons. The

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