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Sermons

Sermons

“Continuing in the Apostles’ Teaching and Fellowship”

June 28, 2020

We have heard so much good preaching and teaching and conversation around St. Paul’s the past few weeks about that question from our Baptismal Covenant: “Will you strive for justice…


Third Sunday after Pentecost

June 21, 2020

Normally our Old Testament and Gospel readings are the kind of passages I typically gloss over. I’ve tended to be something of a peacekeeper in my relationships, so things like…


Proclaim the Good News

June 14, 2020

In the gospel passage of our lectionary readings today, we enter Matthew’s narrative at a point when Jesus’ ministry is in full swing. He has been traveling through the towns…


Who is Dreaming the Dreams We Need to Hear?

May 31, 2020

This year the Feast of the Ascension, and the entry into Ascension-tide captured my attention. I felt struck by what it could have felt like to suddenly experience the disappearance…


Ascension Dau

May 21, 2020

Most scholars agree that the same person wrote both the gospel of Luke and the book of Acts, the only two books with an uncontested account of Jesus’ ascension. For…


Our Altars to the Unknown God

May 17, 2020

It always seems to me that the Easter season takes a big turn halfway through. At the beginning, our gospel readings are all about appearances of the risen Christ and…


The Lord is Risen Indeed!

May 10, 2020

When Natalie gave me the assignment to preach this Sunday, my initial response was “wonderful! I get to preach on one of my favorite passages in John’s Gospel: ‘Jesus is…


Fourth Sunday of Easter

May 3, 2020

These first ten verses of John chapter 10 contain two iterations of the same metaphor – Jesus images himself as a gate by which he provides care and intimacy, protection…


“Journey and Meal and Song”

April 26, 2020

I can’t tell you how many people this past week – around St. Paul’s and from, school – have told me that the story of Jesus and the two disciples…


The Second Sunday of Easter

April 19, 2020

Unsure of what to do with Mary’s testimony that she had seen the risen Jesus earlier in the day, the disciples are hunkered down, hiding behind closed and locked doors.…