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“The Way Out of No Way, the Truth, and the Life

Something Rev. Nat Johnson said in their sermon on Easter Sunday morning continues to guide me across this season and remains a lens through which I try to read our Scriptures. Nat said (my paraphrase): On Good Friday, we do not re-enact the suffering of Jesus, but we do remember it; just so, Easter is …

May 15, 2022
Something Rev. Nat Johnson said in their sermon on Easter Sunday morning continues to guide me across this season and remains a lens through which I try to read our…


Love Your Enemies

Love your enemies: do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you, don’t retaliate, and give generously when people beg you and don’t seek restitution when someone steals from you. Once again, we have a difficult teaching before us. What does Jesus mean by “love” and …

February 20, 2022
Love your enemies: do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you, don’t retaliate, and give generously when people beg you…


Stories, That We May Believe

Stories, That We May Believe The Second Sunday of Easter, Yr. C   4/24/22  Acts 5:27-32; Psalm 118:19-24; Revelation 1:4-8; John 20:19-31                        Alleluia.  Christ is Risen.    The Lord is Risen indeed.  Alleluia.   And so Easter continues.   Yes, we are now in the great 50 days of Eastertide in which we …

April 24, 2022
Stories, That We May Believe The Second Sunday of Easter, Yr. C   4/24/22  Acts 5:27-32; Psalm 118:19-24; Revelation 1:4-8; John 20:19-31                        Alleluia.  Christ is Risen.    The…


Where are you in the room?

Adam Conley Maundy Thursday – Year C St. Paul’s, Seattle April 14, 2022       Where Are You in the Room? This Maundy Thursday evening marks the start of the Triduum, the three holy days that carry us into Easter. We are truly blessed to enjoy freedom of choice in how we’ve come together …

April 14, 2022
Adam Conley Maundy Thursday - Year C St. Paul’s, Seattle April 14, 2022       Where Are You in the Room? This Maundy Thursday evening marks the start of…


Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

Unlike any other day in our liturgical year, we get an emotional roller-coaster ride on this Palm and Passion Sunday. We begin with anticipatory excitement: Jesus is coming into town, the crowds eagerly greet him, waiving branches of palms and singing “sweet hosannas.” Then we find ourselves in the intimate setting of a meal, confused …

April 10, 2022
Unlike any other day in our liturgical year, we get an emotional roller-coaster ride on this Palm and Passion Sunday. We begin with anticipatory excitement: Jesus is coming into town,…


Stories Behind a Picture?

A couple of weeks ago, Debra and I travelled to the Midwest to visit my dad in his assisted living facility. It was the first time we had been with him in person in three years. The first time I’d touched him since my mom’s funeral. He has declined and been diminished by dementia. Dad …

April 5, 2022
A couple of weeks ago, Debra and I travelled to the Midwest to visit my dad in his assisted living facility. It was the first time we had been with…


The Fifth Sunday of Lent

We meet Mary, Martha, and Lazarus in the chapter before our gospel reading from John picks up today. They were beloved friends of Jesus. And so, when Lazarus became ill, Mary and Martha sent word to Jesus informing him of Lazarus’ illness. Jesus sees in these circumstances an opportunity to allow the glory of God …

April 3, 2022
We meet Mary, Martha, and Lazarus in the chapter before our gospel reading from John picks up today. They were beloved friends of Jesus. And so, when Lazarus became ill,…


The Prodigal Son

The Prodigal Son. Such a familiar story that it’s easy not to let it speak anything new to us; too easy to come back to it and hear only the same story we expect to hear of the two sons; one a wastrel who returns home to a welcoming father, and the other the resentful …

March 27, 2022
The Prodigal Son. Such a familiar story that it's easy not to let it speak anything new to us; too easy to come back to it and hear only the…


“Our Trauma, Our Shield and Path Forward”

As usual, on the First Sunday in Lent, we’ve heard the story of Jesus’ temptations in the wilderness. Except I just can’t imagine observing Lent as usual this year. Can you? Not prayer, fasting, and self-denial, exactly, but it feels as if we’ve already been locked down for two years of deprivation, loss, and pain …

March 6, 2022
As usual, on the First Sunday in Lent, we’ve heard the story of Jesus’ temptations in the wilderness. Except I just can’t imagine observing Lent as usual this year. Can…


Our Trauma, Our Shield and Path Forward”

“Our Trauma, Our Shield and Path Forward” St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Sermon The First Sunday in Lent (Year C) Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Romans 10:8b-13; Luke 4:1-13 March 6, 2022 Mark Lloyd Taylor, Ph.D. As usual, on the First Sunday in Lent, we’ve heard the story of Jesus’ temptations in the wilderness. Except I …

March 6, 2022
“Our Trauma, Our Shield and Path Forward” St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Sermon The First Sunday in Lent (Year C) Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Romans 10:8b-13; Luke 4:1-13 March 6,…