Advent and Brahma Muhurta

Readings for the First Sunday of Advent (Year A) Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalm 122 Romans 13:11-14 Matthew 24:36-44 This sermon was preached at Christ Episcopal Church in Eureka CA on November 27, 2022. Teach me, Lord, that I may teach the precious things thou dost impart; and wing my words, that they may reach the hidden depths of […]

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LIstening to The Echo of the Saints

Readings for the Feast of All Saints (Year C) Daniel 7:1-3,15-18Psalm 149Ephesians 1:11-23Luke 6:20-31 This sermon was preached at Christ Episcopal Church in Eureka CA on November 6, 2022. “O teach me, Lord, that I may teach the precious things thou dost impart; and wing my words, that they may reach the hidden depths of many a […]

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Prayer that Packs a Persistent Punch

Readings for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 24 – Year C – Track 1) Jeremiah 31:27-34Psalm 119:97-1042 Timothy 3:14-4:5Luke 18:1-8 This sermon was preached at Christ Episcopal Church in Eureka CA on October 16, 2022. Over the last several weeks, I’ve been teaching a church history and spirituality class online for the Episcopal seminary in Berkeley […]

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Gratitude Unchained: Where are the Nine?

Readings for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 23 – Year C – Track 1) Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7Psalm 66:1-112 Timothy 2:8-15Luke 17:11-19 This sermon was preached at Christ Episcopal Church in Eureka CA on October 9, 2022. There’s a quote attributed to the great 13th century German theologian and mystic Meister Eckhart, who supposedly said that there […]

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The Mind-blowing Mulberry Tree

Readings for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 22 – Year C – Track 1) Lamentations 1:1-6Psalm 1372 Timothy 1:1-14Luke 17:5-10 This sermon was preached at Christ Episcopal Church in Eureka CA on October 2, 2022. “If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”[1] These are the words of a gifted yet troubled man who […]

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How the Light Gets In

Readings for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 20 – Year C – Track 1) Jeremiah 8:18-9:1Psalm 79:1-91 Timothy 2:1-7Luke 16:1-13 This sermon was preached at Christ Episcopal Church in Eureka CA on September 18, 2022 Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why is the health of my poor people not being […]

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