Sermons

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 Day 2019

Alleluia! Christ is risen!

Welcome to the best day on the Church calendar. This is the day when angels and archangels, seraphim and cherubim, prophets, apostles, and martyrs, and the whole host of...

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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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April
19
2019

Sermon; Good Friday 2019

We are in the thick of this drama. Last night we shared a meal, washed feet, shared a last meal, betrayed, denied, and pushed Jesus out of our lives. Today we watch as he dies a torturous death and...

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