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Words are not Weapons: Dec. 31, 20023

 Year B, Christmas 1                                 John 1:1-18                   In the first church I served, Christmas Eve featured the traditional gospel reading from Luke 2 which includes the story of Jesus’ birth with Mary, Joseph, the shepherds and the...

What Mary Knew: Christmas Eve

 Year B, Christmas Eve                                                    Luke 2:1-20                                                                                     I am going to share a little clergy secret…which you would only know if you followed dozens and...

When the Gospel Gets Risky: Nov 19, 2023

When the Gospel Gets Risky: Nov 19, 2023

 Year A, Pentecost 25                                  Matthew 25:14-30                                                                                          If you were so inclined, you could read 10 different commentaries about this gospel reading and discover 10...

Jesus is even in the conflicts: Sept 10, 2023

Jesus is even in the conflicts: Sept 10, 2023

Year A, Pentecost 15                                         Matthew 18:15-20                 The first time I looked at the Gospel reading for Sunday, I thought…great…it’s my last Sunday and the Gospel reading is about church discipline. Maybe the epistle reading is...

Reclaim Christianity: August 27, 202

 Year A, Pentecost 12                              Matthew 16:13-20                                                                              I was recently talking to a friend who is not Christian, but is considering becoming a Christian.  While she believes in...

Prisoner of Hope:  June 18, 2023

Prisoner of Hope: June 18, 2023

 Year A, Pentecost 3                                        Romans 5:1-8                                                                        Desmond Tutu was the Archbishop of Cape Town South Africa for over 30 years.  For even longer than that he led the fight...