“Aha!” – Sunday January 5, 2020

This Sunday there were three Gospel stories from which to choose; I think many came to church expecting the “wise men” Gospel from Matthew but instead I chose the story from Luke’s Gospel in which Jesus is separated from his parents without their knowledge. Eventually...

“Awesome Beginnings” -Sunday, December 29, 2019

  Today’s Gospel is the phenomenal, breath-taking, theologically explosive reading of John 1:1-14. Oh sermons could be preached on this Gospel without end (of number, or of time). I preached on what I thought was prominent for the time though, in the preparation,...

Advent IV – Sunday, December 22, 2019

May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be always acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our Strength and our Redeemer.  Amen.   I shall be brief this morning, since we have already added two dimensions to this liturgy.   I want to talk about...

Advent III – Sunday, December 15, 2019

May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be always acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our Strength and our Redeemer.  Amen.     The image of the desert in bloom in the passage from Isaiah, recalls a trip I took with some of my seminary...

Sunday, December 8th – Advent II

May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts always be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our Strength and our Redeemer.  Amen.   I love the season of Advent because of its quietness and call to introspection, and the promise always of learning...

Thanksgiving Eve – Wednesday, November 27, 2019

May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts always be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our Strength and our Redeemer.  Amen.     In the passage from the Book of Deuteronomy, the fifth book of the Torah, we are hearing a new directive from...