“How Long Will You Take Away Our Life?”: Followers of the Good Shepherd in Baltimore and Nepal

Readings for Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Easter Acts 11:19-26 Psalm 87 John 10:22-30 This sermon was preached at All Saints Chapel at Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley CA on April 28, 2015.  In our Gospel this morning, the Judeans gather around Jesus and ask, “Ayos potay ten psyche humon aireis” (Εως […]

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Forgiveness Uncrossed

Readings for the Third Sunday of Easter Acts 3:12-19 Psalm 4 1 John 3:1-7 Luke 24:36b-48 This sermon was preached by Daniel at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer  in San Rafael CA on Sunday April 19, 2015.  A few years ago, Saturday Night Live showed a trailer on their program for a fake film called “Djesus […]

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The Cross and the Spirit of Compassion

Gospel for Good Friday John 18:1 – 19:42 This reflection was shared at the Good Friday Meditation service at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church in Berkeley CA on April 3, 2015.  “I came into the world,” Jesus said, “to testify to the truth.” And Pilate asked him, “What is truth?” For centuries, Christians have attempted to answer […]

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