Sermons

Love One Another

Year A Psalm 63:1-8 1 Corinthians 11:17-26 John 17:11-26 Love one another… these are powerful words… Jesus has finished his work on earth… and is spending his last hours with his disciples… his inner circle… they have gathered to share one last meal… and spend their precious remaining time together… Jesus uses this time...

Dreams and Wakefulness

Year A Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Matthew 27:11-54 Have you ever heard of lucid dreaming… dreams in which you know you’re asleep… you may even say out loud to yourself in the dream… I’m in bed and just dreaming… and to varying degrees… you can actually control what happens in the dream…...

Life Ever Comes from Death

Year A Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 130 Romans 8:6-11 John 11:1-45 Mortal… can these bones live?… I answered… O Lord God… you know…  In the year 587 BCE… the nation of Israel ended…  its long magnificent history… finished… no… Israel didn’t just have a cut or an abrasion… Israel didn’t just have a laceration that...

Flesh and Spirit

Lent 2 Year A Genesis 12:1-4a Psalm 121 Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 John 3:1-17 At Diocesan Convention… in Dayton, OH… perhaps fourteen years ago… I was volunteering with Integrity… the Episcopal Church’s LGBT advocacy organization… and while I was at the booth… a deacon came up to me… when no one else was there… he...

Pebbles and Mountains

Lent 1 Year A Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 Psalm 32 Romans 5:12-19 Matthew 4:1-11 Today’s Hebrew Scripture… about Adam and Eve and the serpent… brings to mind ideas about sin… and perhaps original sin… but neither the word sin… nor any synonym for it… appears in Chapters 2 or 3… and Chapter 3 doesn’t talk...