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  • January 12, 2020

    "To Be God’s Chosen"

    Year A - Baptism of the Lord - First Sunday after the Epiphany

    Listen to the words from Isaiah: (Isaiah 42:1-9) “Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations.” And now listen to the words of Matthew at Jesus’ baptism: (Matthew 3:12-17) “And when Jesus had been […]

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  • January 21, 2018

    “Minding Your Call”

    Year B – Third Sunday after the Epiphany

    It’s a phrase that we preacher types have heard a million times. It’s a question I’ve answered more times than I care to remember. It’s an expression that has become practically cliché. Most often asked in ministerial job interviews, it’s a good opener to get the conversation going: “So, tell us about your `Call’ into […]

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  • January 14, 2018

    “Sound Seeing”

    Year B – Second Sunday after the Epiphany

    She has been blind from birth. She has never seen her mother’s face, her father’s smile, a sunset at dusk or the opening of a flower in bloom. But now, she “sees” in stereo sound.   The glasses she wears look a little like something out of Star Trek. There are no lenses in these glasses. […]

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  • June 5, 2016

    “Funeral Crashers”

    Year C – Third Sunday after Pentecost

    When funeral processions pass by us on streets, the courteous thing to do is to pull your car over to the side of the road. We stop and clear a path for those mourning a loss to stay and travel together. There is a symbolic gesture of compassion given by cars pulling over to the […]

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  • April 26, 2015

    Why Do You Do What You Do?

    Year B - Fourth Sunday of Easter

    It happens to me all the time, and I hate it! I am sitting at home surfing through the channels, and there is that movie that I have wanted to see! It is on! There’s just one problem. It started 20 minutes ago! I have no idea who these people are—I mean in the movie. […]

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  • January 27, 2013

    By Epiphany’s Light: A Synagogue Candle

    Year C - Third Sunday after the Epiphany

    INTRODUCTION It was almost fifty years ago, now, but I remember it with great clarity! As a theology student in seminary, one of my field assignments was to attend worship with a black congregation. In those days, worshipping in a predominantly black context was a culturally novel experience for many of my peers and, especially, […]

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