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Come, Even Now

October 14, 2018

This young man, who kept the commandments, and who Jesus loved, was the only one in all of Jesus’ ministry to refuse Jesus’ call leave everything and follow him. He…


Bigger than this

October 7, 2018

My name is Sara, and I’m an adulterer. I’m an adulterer because I was divorced in 1989, and in 1997 I married another. I think I even did some dating…


The Strife is O’er

September 30, 2018

Angels are everywhere. I know that’s on a bumper sticker somewhere. We know angels from today’s scriptures; the good ones get to go up and down, as we read about…


Now What?

September 23, 2018

When I was about nine or so, alone in my room, I prayed a version of the sinner’s prayer than I found in the inside back cover of a small…


It is too easy to judge

September 9, 2018

This has been a harder than usual sermon to write. It’s really still a work in progress. It’s hard to hear Jesus call this gentile woman a dog… and I…


Worshiping by heart

September 2, 2018

Have you ever been caught right smack in the middle of an argument? Have you ever listened carefully to two sides of a story, and found yourself sympathetic to both?…


In the Bleak Midwinter

August 26, 2018

It was probably twenty-five years ago (maybe more), and almost Christmas. I might have been in a mall or in a car with the radio on. Wherever I was, Christmas…


Let’s turn the world upside down

August 19, 2018

Last year, this transferred Feast of St. Mary the Virgin fell on the second Sunday of August, at the end of a sacred tradition in our family: a camping trip…


Troublers of Israel

August 12, 2018

In Tennessee Williams’ 1947 play, A Streetcar Named Desire, Stella Kowalsky’s complicated sister Blanche DuBois prepares to leave the stage and says: “I have always depended on the kindness of…


Hunger along the way

August 5, 2018

When the Israelites saw the fine, flaky substance, they said to each other: What is it? Moses told them: “It is the bread that the Holy One has given you…