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Abide in me as I abide in you

May 2, 2021

  Jesus said, “I am the vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. He removes every branch that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make…


Why does the resurrection matter?

April 18, 2021

Why does the resurrection matter? Or more specifically, why do the resurrection appearances matter? This morning, we hear about yet another resurrection appearance; this time from Luke’s gospel. AT the…


“If he is going then let us also go”

April 11, 2021

I love this story about St. Thomas - it makes me love St. Thomas because, to me, it’s so relatable. He’s so...reasonable. A man, a friend, who was quite clearly…


Easter Vigil and Easter Day

April 4, 2021

The liturgy of the Great Three Days ends this morning with the Easter Vigil. Over the course of this liturgy, we have been invited to dwell on pivotal disclosures of…


He Loved Them to the End

April 2, 2021

The Preacher said, “The crucifixion was not God’s plan.” With those words, it was as if he had pulled back a curtain, revealing a whole new way of understanding the…


Displaced to Love with Footwork

April 1, 2021

Maundy Thursday occupies a pivotal place in Holy Week. A place of remembrance and resistance. We sit tonight between stories of two public spectacles. Between Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem…


Jesus, Save Us

March 28, 2021

Don’t worry. We’re not lost. We didn’t forget the Passion. You will hear it this morning; just not yet.mFor now, let’s linger in that first day. Jesus is about to…


Lent V

March 21, 2021

“Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.”…


The Ten Wounds of Han, and Their Healing

March 7, 2021

As I anticipate retiring this June, I’ve begun to reflect on my thirty-five years of teaching – the past two decades in a graduate school of theology and ministry. The…


Praise the Lord: Align with God

February 28, 2021

Praise the Lord, all you who fear the Lord. All the children of Jacob; all the people of Israel. Praise the Lord all the nations; to the ends of the…