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Pursuing the Mystery of Science and Faith – a sermon

I preached this sermon last week at the 2014 Ecumenical Round Table meeting on Science, Technology and the Church meeting in Salt Lake City last week. A rabbi once told me, in a conversation about faith and science, that God … Continue reading

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Jesus our Mother Hen; Lent 2C 2013

It’s taken years for me to finally understand the deep significance of Jesus, the Lamb of God, describing himself as a Mother Hen gathering her chicks under her wings in Jerusalem. It was reading a missionary’s experience while teaching in … Continue reading

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WordPress audio hosting test

Please ignore this post. I’m testing the ability of WordPress to host my sermon audio files directly. (I’ve been using another service, but I’m not seeing an advantage to using it anymore.) Epiphany 2C 2013.m4a Looks like it’s working about … Continue reading

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Final Sermon at Trinity Cathedral

There is reason to believe that the United States is about to enter into a period of increasing sectarian violence. In some places the shooting has already started. How are we as Christians, as Episcopalians, as members of Trinity Cathedral … Continue reading

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Proper 15B 2012 – The manna returns

When Jesus speaks, in John's Gospel, about being the bread of life, he is explicitly identifying himself as the Messiah to his listeners. He is telling them that he is going to bring the return of the miraculous manna to … Continue reading

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We may not know what to say, but we know what we must do.

Watch the Helpers In a tragic moment like this, people often turn to the Church to help them make sense of what has happened. But, truth be told, we don’t have an answer for them. We don’t know what to … Continue reading

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Why did Jesus have to die?

“That historical reality affords us some latitude to consider the major ways that Christians have understood the atonement over the years, and to ponder some minority opinions as well. In each, the crucifixion is the solution. Where they differ is the problem. In other words, what is the problem that the crucifixion solves? Continue reading

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Mandala (A Musical Palindrome)

If Wikipedia wasn’t blacked out today, I’d suggest you first go and read up on the idea of the “Music of the Spheres”. It’s an idea that had it genesis in the writings of Pythagoras, who discovered the mathematical relationships … Continue reading

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Christ the King: The Livery of Seisin

What is it that you and God have entered into a relationship together to nurture and protect. What have you given over to God to die for on your behalf? What are you thankful for this year, and in this … Continue reading

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Girard quote of the day

(I’m working on this weekend’s sermon, for a liturgy that features a wonderful, long married couple’s renewal of marriage vows, and the Lectionary has handed me Luke 12:49-56 as the Gospel.) Interesting quote from Girard apropos of that theme: The … Continue reading

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