Sermons

November
11
2018

Sermon; 25 Pentecost/Proper 27B; Mark 12:38-44

Mark is a Passion narrative with an extended prologue. Two weeks ago we heard the story of the healing of blind Bartimaeus. Does anybody remember what I said about that story – not...

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October
28
2018

Sermon; 23 Pentecost/Proper 25B; Mark 10:46-52

Mark is a Passion narrative with an extended prologue, and almost everything in Mark points us to the cross. Some, like last week, are overt and obvious. Some, like today, are less so. Today that...

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October
21
2018

Sermon; 22 Pentecost/Proper 24B; Mark 10:32-45

Mark is a Passion narrative with an extended prologue. Almost everything in Mark points us to the cross and, as you would expect, today is no different. In fact, it's hard to get more cross-pointed...

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October
14
2018

Sermon; 21 Pentecost/Proper 23B; Mark 10:17-31

Just in time for the upcoming pledge campaign, we get this reading from Mark.

Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?

Sell what you own and give the money to the poor.

Mark, as you will...

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September
30
2018

Sermon; 19 Pentecost/Proper 21B; Mark 9:38-50

There's a lot going on in today's gospel. There's the issue of ownership and jealousy, the issue of self-mutilation, the issue of leading people astray, and a comment about salt. I want to focus on...

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