A Columban Pentecost

  Readings for Pentecost (Whitsunday) Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104:25-35, 37 Romans 8:14-17 John 14:8-17, (25-27) This sermon was preached at Christ Episcopal Church in Eureka CA on Pentecost Sunday June 9, 2019.  Gracious God, help us to let go of what needs to be released and to hold on to what you call us to embrace. In […]

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The Arc of the Spiritual Universe

 Readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter (Year C) Acts 11:1-18 Revelation 21:1-6 John 13:31-35 Psalm 148 This sermon was preached at Christ Episcopal Church in Eureka CA on Sunday May 19, 2019.  On my last day in Scotland, I visited the country’s beautiful capital city of Edinburgh. In this one day, I took a bus tour […]

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The “Crazy” Mysticism of Easter

Readings for Easter Sunday Isaiah 65:17-25 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 Acts 10:34-43 Luke 24:1-12 This sermon was preached at Christ Episcopal Church in Eureka CA on Easter Sunday April 21, 2019. A version of this sermon was published as a commentary at Modern Metanoia, a lectionary-based Gospel commentary.  A Sunday School teacher had just finished telling her students […]

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Easter Vigil Sermon 2019

This sermon was preached at Christ Episcopal Church in Eureka CA at the Easter Vigil Service on April 20, 2019. “This is the night when God brought our fathers, the children of Israel, out of bondage in Egypt, and led them through the Red Sea on dry land. This is the night, when all who believe in […]

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Holy Saturday Sacred Saunter

Readings for Holy Saturday Job 14:1-14 Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16 John 19:38-42 This reflection was shared at Sacred Saunter Outdoor Eucharist on Holy Saturday April 20, 2019 at Sequoia Park in Eureka.  Today is Holy Saturday, the second day of the Paschal Triduum, the day in which Jesus lies dead in the tomb. Yesterday we observed […]

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