Waking Up Christ Inside Out

Readings for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Year B) Job 38:1-11 Psalm 107:1-3, 23 -32 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Mark 4:35-41 This sermon was preached at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Crockett CA on June 21, 2015.  A couple days ago I watched a fantastic animated film called Inside Out, which creatively portrays the emotional life of an eleven-year […]

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Trusting in the Slow Work of God

Readings for the Third Sunday of Pentecost (Year B) 1 Samuel 15:34 – 16:13 Psalm 20 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, (11-13), 14-17 Mark 4:26-34 This sermon was preached at Grace Episcopal Church in Martinez CA on June 14, 2015.  Six years ago, I preached my first sermon in an Episcopal church on today’s Gospel parables about the farmer […]

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A Caldera of Grace

Readings for the Second Sunday of Pentecost (Year B / Track 1): 1 Samuel 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20, (11:14-15) Psalm 138 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 Mark 3:20-35 This sermon was preached at Grace Episcopal Church in Martinez CA on June 7, 2015.  Thousands of years before Moses received the Torah from Mt. Sinai, there was a massive explosion about 400 […]

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