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My Jairus moment

The “problem” with finishing a sermon on Friday night is that it leaves far too much room for reflection, inspiration, and downright interference by the Holy Spirit. Here is the version of the sermon I preached Saturday night at St … Continue reading

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Year B Proper 8: Jairus, Jesus, gay marriage, and grace

This is an updated and expanded version of a sermon that appeared in an earlier draft form, and replaces that post. A few short weeks ago, was Jairus among those religious leaders who thought Jesus mad, even demon-possessed, coming out … Continue reading

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Year C Proper 8: Don’t look back

There are some hard words from Jesus in this passage: “Let the dead bury their own dead.” “No one who puts a hand to the plough and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” “The Son of Man … Continue reading

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Unsolicited advice

Because I know that you all love to receive unsolicited advice, and pearls of wisdom from one who has been ordained all of five minutes and just can’t help herself, here it is: If you are already committed to preaching … Continue reading

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Playing chicken

I’m not generally a big fan of fast food. I understand the appeal, but I don’t find it that appealing. I appreciate flavours that have had time to develop, to marinate their way through my food, to marry themselves into … Continue reading

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Thinking out loud

Since yesterday, I’ve seen a number of emails, tweets and Facebook posts along the lines of “What are you going to say on Sunday?” It’s a little bit like the supreme court affirmation of affordable care all over again. I … Continue reading

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