Category Archives: Sermons

Bridges… Destroying, or Building

The year 2016 is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s writings.  He described many remarkable characters – and villains.  In Shakespeare’s play King Lear, Edmond is the very picture of cold vengeance and self-interest.  By his actions, he destroys personal relationships, … Continue reading

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Premonition — Luke 12:1-8

A PREMONITION OF WHAT IS TO COME Many people refer to the last speech by Martin Luther King by the title, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”.  It is the speech he gave on the day before his assassination, which was … Continue reading

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The Feast of the New Creation in Divine Community

    Returning to a loving God, or continuing with deep seated rebellion, and wandering alone? One Lenten author wrote this:  “I remember a mother coming to talk to me about her drug addicted son.  He had been a trial … Continue reading

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Becoming Free and Fruitful

In our first reading (Exodus 3:1-15) the same God who had met with and made the great covenant with Abraham hundreds of years before (in Genesis chapter 15) now meets with Moses.  The epic journey of humans with God, the … Continue reading

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Rising to What We Can Be — Lk 13:31-35

Lk13v31-35 Lent 2C Ps 27/ Gen 15.1-12, 17-18/ Phil 3.17-4.1/ Lk 13.(22-30) 31-35 RISING TO THE TRUTH OF WHAT WE CAN BE In the news, there is often a recall of vehicles or other products, due to some fault that … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Test — Luke 4:1-13

The Devil’s Test — Mt 4:1-11// Lk 4:1-13 – Sunday February 14 2016 “Lead me not into temptation… I can find it myself” says one bumper sticker, pointing up temptation in the Lord’s prayer. Indeed, the three temptations of Jesus link … Continue reading

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Coming through suffering and shining — Luke 9 — Feb 7 2016

Lk 9:28-36 The transfigurations of Moses and Jesus point to the possibility of transcendence in our own lives and context, the other side of suffering within God’s grace. For Paul, this transcendence appears in our transformation into loving beings–within our … Continue reading

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