Tag Archives: Jesus

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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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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Works in Progress

I preached this sermon on Sunday, November 29, the First Sunday of Advent.  I used Luke 21:25-36 as my text. Luke’s words sound ominous. “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth … Continue reading

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Advent Wreath Liturgy 2015

You can use this Advent wreath lighting liturgy provided you note the following copyright: “Permission to use this liturgy granted by the author, the Rev. Quentin Chin.” This liturgy uses the Revised Common Lectionary for Year C and is designed … Continue reading

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Stuck in a Sausage Grinder

I ended a ministry position at the start of the new year.  I began a ministry position at the start of a new year.  I haven’t posted since the start of the new year. I finished my tenure at First … Continue reading

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2013 Christmas Eve Homily

This was my Christmas Eve homily for the second service.  I didn’t preach it for the first service, which was the Children’s Christmas pageant, although I served as vocal soloist for that one. Christmas Eve December 24, 2013 Pittsfield, MA … Continue reading

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SNAP Challenge – The End

I intended to write about the end of my SNAP challenge, which was Tuesday last week, but something unexpected came up at church which took away my time to write. Our last dinner on the SNAP challenge was mujadara, a … Continue reading

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Thoughts about the Cross

Maundy Thursday March 28, 2013 Pittsfield, MA How do you hold two very contradictory concepts or ideas in your head at the same time?  More specifically, can extreme cruelty exist simultaneously with extreme love?  Does one prevail over the other? … Continue reading

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Can’t They Play Nice?

As I watched the developments to resolve the “fiscal cliff” unfold, I couldn’t help to think about a student who waits for the last minute to do his homework.  Actually, the student missed the deadline.  The teacher gave an extension. … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Homily

Christmas Eve December 24, 2012 Pittsfield, MA As I was driving up South Street to the church this morning, I couldn’t help to notice the city’s flags were half-staff.  They were lowered to mourn the deaths two Fridays ago in … Continue reading

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