Sermons

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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September
23
2018

Sermon; 18 Pentecost/Proper 18B; Feast of St. John (tr)

Today we celebrate the feast of our patron, John the Apostle and Evangelist. According to one website, John is the most common saint name for a church with over 3700 churches taking their name from...

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September
16
2018

Sermon; 17 Pentecost/Proper 19B; Ps. 116:1-8

 

I'm going to take a break from Mark today. I know that we just got back into his gospel after spending seven weeks in Ephesians, but today is a special case.

As you know we are doing our...

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September
9
2018

Sermon; 16 Pentecost/Proper 18B; Mark 7:24-37

Mark is a Passion narrative with an extended prologue, and almost everything in Mark points us to the cross. In Mark, if we follow Jesus we will end up at the cross. I say, “almost...

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