Sitting with Lenten Tensions

Readings for Ash Wednesday Isaiah 58:1-12 Psalm 103 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 This homily was preached at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in San Rafael on Ash Wednesday, February 10, 2016. It was Johannine scholar and Salesian priest Frank Moloney who first called my attention to the obvious incongruity built into the Ash Wednesday service, […]

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Seeing the Transfiguration in All of Us

Readings for the Last Sunday after Epiphany (Year C): Exodus 34:29-35 Psalm 99 2 Corinthians 3:12 – 4:2 Luke 9:28-36 This sermon was preached at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Crockett CA on Sunday February 7, 2016.  About 1700 years ago, a Roman emperor imprisoned a kind-hearted priest for secretly conducting weddings for young Christian couples. The emperor […]

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