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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.…


Easter Morning – Morning Prayer

April 12, 2020

Friends, Easter has come! Now, I don’t know about you, but this is an Easter unlike any I’ve ever known. I will admit that it feels strange – to pray…


Holy Saturday

April 11, 2020

What is happening? Today there is great silence upon the earth, great silence and stillness, for the King sleeps. The earth was frightened and became still, for God fell asleep…


Good Friday

April 10, 2020

Hanging on the hard wood of the cross, Jesus was given a drink of sour wine from a sponge and then he proclaimed the words, “It is finished.” At that…


Maundy Thursday

April 9, 2020

Today we are accustomed to celebrate the institution of the eucharist, but this year, that is a little difficult. We are not gathered around one table with one loaf of…