Sermons

November
13
2017

Sermon; 23 Pentecost/Proper 27A; Matthew 25:1-13

We are coming to the end of the Season after Pentecost, or Ordinary time, and Advent is fast approaching. The end of the Church year is only two weeks away. If we didn't know that by looking at a...

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November
5
2017

Sermon; All Saints' Sunday 2017; Year A

Today marks the one-year anniversary of my first Sunday at St. John's, of my first experience of this congregation at worship, and of your first experience of me as the incoming Rector of this...

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October
29
2017

Sermon; Proper 25A; Matthew 22:34-46

“Teacher, is it lawful to pay taxes or not?”

If you were here last week you will recall that this was the question asked of Jesus by the Pharisees and Herodians. As I said then, this...

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October
22
2017

Sermon; 20 Pentecost/Proper 24A; Matthew 22:15-22

After several parables of landowners treating latecomers the same as the early risers, tax collectors and prostitutes entering the kingdom of heaven, tenants being evicted and replaced, and a king...

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October
15
2017

Sermon; 19 Pentecost/Proper 23A; Matt. 22:1-14

Here we go again with yet another brutal and damning parable that lends itself to replacement theology. But while the earlier parables required thoughtful interpretation to come to the conclusion...

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