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 11, 2022

Jesus speaks of a narrow way. Our culture does not like narrowness. We see it as an intolerable vice. Ironically, we can be very narrow minded about narrowmindedness. If you

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Pentecost 10, 2022

If you did not think of it yet, it is probably too late. This is a good week to schedule a vacation. Our Lord says he has come to set

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Pentecost 9, 2022

Jesus enjoins us not to worry. It seems like there is plenty to worry about today. Between Russia’s war in Ukraine, a shaky economy, and climactic chaos which has fallen

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Pentecost 8, 2022

Jesus tells the parable of the Foolish Rich Man in the Gospel reading this week. Could there be a more American parable? We have valorized the wealthy, imagining that people

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Pentecost 4, 2022

Jesus speaks this week about a name written in heaven. The disciples have been casting out demons and healing the sick. They come back excited and happy, but Jesus tells

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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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