Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Readings for the First Sunday of Advent Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:24-37 This sermon was preached at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in San Rafael CA on November 30, 2014. Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; […]

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Attitudes that Help Us Be

Readings for the Feast of All Saints  Revelation 7:9-12 Psalm 34:1-10, 22 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12 This sermon was preached at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Crockett CA on November 2, 2014. In Thornton Wilder’s famous play Our Town, one of the main characters Emily dies in childbirth and enters an afterlife in which dead souls sit […]

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