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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Pentecost 3, 2022

Disciples rather have a tough time of it in the Gospel reading this week. James and John get a rebuke. We might heartily concur with Jesus’ rebuke of them, but

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Pentecost 2

If you look for a theme in the next several weeks of Gospel readings, you will find that there is a great deal about discipleship and the preacher may well

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Easter VI

Being a pastor means that sometimes families call you when a loved one is dying. I am glad they do. It is an important time for God’s Word to have

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Easter V

17 So some of his disciples said to one another, “What is this that he says to us, ‘A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little

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Easter IV, 2022

It is the Fourth Sunday of Easter – Good Shepherd Sunday. Sometimes it is hard to sustain the Easter joy for this long. I know that I struggle with that

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Easter III

At various times in human history, numbers have provided an opportunity for profound speculation into the nature of God, the universe and many things. Even today, there is a debate

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Easter II

It is amazing what a little prophesy and fulfillment can do for things. We heard on Sunday as the angels confronted the women at the tomb with the prophecy which

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Holy Week

Alleluia! He is Risen! It has been a long 40 days since we have been using those words in our worship and life. I look forward to speaking and hearing

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Palm Sunday

I read a fascinating book by Nicholas Orme entitled Going to Church in Medieval England (Yale Univ. Press, 2021). Apparently priests in the medieval church were only allowed to say

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