Category Archives: Ministry

Who’s a Fool?

I know I haven’t posted in some time. My life has been too full lately. I’m finally finding some balance. This is the sermon I preached today for Easter based upon Mark 16:1-8. The period from Maundy Thursday, which was … Continue reading

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Advent Lighting Liturgy 2017

I’m late posting this, probably because I’m not preaching every week in Advent this year.  This liturgy uses the Isaiah texts for Year B, except on the fourth Sunday, which I used Romans.  You can use this liturgy for home … Continue reading

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Two World Views

I preached this sermon on Sunday in North Adams, MA. It was based upon the morning’s gospel reading Matthew 22:15-22. I also made slight allusions to the morning’s psalter, Psalm 96. Jesus’ answer to the tax question was laden with … Continue reading

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An Opening to Healing

I covered the  pulpit yesterday for a friend.  This is the sermon I preached using the texts from Isaiah 25:1-9 and Matthew 22:1-14. I serve Soldier On, a transitional shelter program for homeless veterans, as one of its chaplains.  Serving … Continue reading

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Good Friday Homily

I know I’ve been a slacker.  I’ve had all sorts of pieces I’ve wanted to post.  Alas, free time has been elusive. This is my homily for today’s Good Friday service.  The service’s centerpiece is a dramatic reading of Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday Communion Liturgy

I will be presiding over the communion table for an ecumenical Ash Wednesday service.  We did this service several years ago when I was at the Baptist church.  We included clergy from the United Church of Christ, Evangelical Lutheran Church … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Homily

This is my homily for Christmas Eve. The New York Times published the year in pictures the other day. Scanning through them I saw several photos of the presidential election. There were pictures of cities destroyed by violence and war … Continue reading

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Advent Candle Liturgy

This is an advent candle liturgy using the appointed psalms for Advent and Christmas Eve in Year A.  Each reading begins with a poem using a Japanese poetry form known as a tanka. You are free to use this liturgy … Continue reading

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What Do We Do Now?

I preached this sermon today in Dalton. I used Isaiah 65:17-25 and Luke 21:5-19.  You can guess it was on the election.  I changed the title because I choose the titles way before I actually write and typically hope they … Continue reading

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Losing Our Way

I preached this sermon this morning. I used the lectionary texts: 1 Timothy 1:12-17 and Luke 15:1-10.  This sermon addressed the events on this day 15 years ago. At this hour fifteen years ago I was in Manhattan.  However, I … Continue reading

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