January 14, 2018

Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B, RCL
1 Samuel 3:1-20, 1 Corinthians 6:12-20, John 1:43-51, Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17

The priest arrives at church on Sunday morning to hear his congregants speaking about the faith. This poor congregation doesn’t seem to know what exa...

January 7, 2018

The First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of our Lord

Genesis 1:1-5, , Acts 19:1-7, Mark 1:4-11, Psalm 29

God creates separation. God separates dark from light; calling them night and day. In day two, God uses a dome to separate the waters beyond the sky...

November 26, 2017

Last Sunday after Pentecost, Year A, RCL, Track 1

Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24, Psalm 100, Matthew 25:31-46

“He will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left.” Or from Ezekiel, “I will judge between sheep and sheep, the fat and the lean.” Both passages tell u...

September 24, 2017

Year A, Proper 20, Track 1
Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16

According to Paul’s letter to the Philippians, A Christian life is not a life of happiness at least not according to what the world says happiness is. Nor is our life in Christ pain-free. Pa...

September 17, 2017

Proper 19, Year A
 

If you're at all like me, you must have been very surprised when you first looked at Romans and realized there were more than two verses to it; that Paul wrote more than Chapter 1:26-27 - the verses some quote as being dispositive evidence that bein...

Proper 11, Year A, RCL, Track 1, Psalm 139: 1-11, 22-23,Romans 8:12-25,Matthew 13:24-30,36-43

Have you ever noticed that some weeds look almost exactly like the plant you are trying to grow? As a kid I planted corn. And as it started to sprout there seemed to be more pl...

Sunday Proper 7, Year A, Track 1, Genesis 21:8-21, Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17, Romans 6:1b-11, Matthew 10:24-39

Our world is not the world that prefers grace over punishment, protects the weak over the powerful. I’m not sure who the god of our world is, but Jesus called the g...

February 19, 2017

Seventh Sunday after Epiphany, Year A          

Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18,1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23, Matthew 5:38-48

Imagine being ten years old and on a playground. An older kid, for no apparent reason, pushes you down and yo...

February 6, 2017

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year A,
Matthew 5:13-20

There are movements to reduce our dependence on chemicals. Some are to remove chemicals from food. Others are to reduce our dependence on chemicals known as hydrocarbons. There are people that are against western medi...