Sermons

May
19
2019

Sermon; Easter 5C; Acts 11:1-18

In general we are not fond of change. Think about the angst we suffer when our computers run an update and things are changed from what we are used to. Think about Sheldon Cooper who has to sit in...

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May
12
2019

Sermon; Easter 4C; Acts, Revelation, John, and primarily Psalm 23

Over the past few weeks I've been preaching on fear. In short, the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus destroyed not only death, but it showed us how to live a live completely focused on the...

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May
5
2019

Sermon; Easter 3C; Acts 9:1-20; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19

Fear divides humanity.

In the short-term it unites us. Going back to tribal days, fear of other tribes and/or outsiders made our tribe more cohesive. In more recent times, fear of the USSR drove...

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April
28
2019

Sermon; Easter 2C 2019; John 20:19-31

The Gospel of John is highly symbolic. John often uses numbers and names and times to symbolize or represent something else than what is actually written on the page. For instance, Martha...

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April
21
2019

Sermon; Easter Vigil 2019

Alleluia! Christ is risen!

In my opinion the Easter Vigil is the best liturgy we have. Early on the first day of the week, when it is still dark, we gather to celebrate Christ's resurrection and...

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