For His Name’s Sake (Exodus VIII)

This sermon, which is the eighth in a sermon series on the Book of Exodus, was preached at Christ Episcopal Church Eureka on Sunday October 11, 2020.  Worship Program here Readings for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 23 – Year A) Exodus 32:1-14Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23Philippians 4:1-9Matthew 22:1-14 Last Sunday, after God gave the people of Israel the […]

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The Name Above All Names (Exodus VI)

This sermon, which is the sixth in a sermon series on the Book of Exodus, was preached at Christ Episcopal Church Eureka on Saturday September 27, 2020.  Worship Program here Readings for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 21 – Year A) Exodus 17:1-7Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16Philippians 2:1-13Matthew 21:23-32 “Let the same mind be in you that was in […]

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The Mischievous Smile of St. Matthew

A reflection on St. Matthew the Apostle inspired by the oil painting of Fr. George Leonard Schultz (1896 – 1971). This same reflection was published in the Times-Standard on October 3, 2020: “The Mischievous Smile of St. Matthew” On September 21, Episcopalians celebrate the feast of St. Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist who is traditionally […]

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Our Name is Israel (Exodus V)

This sermon, which is the fifth in a sermon series on the Book of Exodus, was preached at Christ Episcopal Church Eureka on Saturday September 19, 2020.  Readings for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 20 – Year A) Exodus 16:2-15Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45Philippians 1:21-30Matthew 20:1-16 It is so good to be together. Behold how good and pleasant it […]

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God’s Name is YHWH (Exodus IV)

This sermon, which is the fourth in a sermon series on the Book of Exodus, was preached at Christ Episcopal Church Eureka on Sunday September 13, 2020. Worship program here. Readings for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 19 – Year A) Exodus 14:19-31Psalm 114Romans 14:1-12Matthew 18:21-35 About ten years ago I had the enormous privilege of attending […]

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Tsunami (Book Review)

A book review of Jean-Pierre Dupuy’s A Short Treatise on the Metaphysics of Tsunamis written for The Bulletin of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion August 2020. Jean-Pierre Dupuy, A Short Treatise on the Metaphysics of Tsunamis. Translated by Malcolm B. DeBevoise. Studies in Violence, Mimesis, and Culture. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2015. Pages 78. […]

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