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Sermon at the Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate of Ben Varnum

The things that deacons are called to bring to our attention—poverty, disease, abuse, neglect—are unpleasant, painful, embarrassing, troublesome. We might even feel that to look at those things head-on will kill us. And we might even be right. Continue reading

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Sermon on the Woman at the Well – 3-27-11

“Give me a drink.” As soon as he opened his mouth I knew he was a Jew. His very accent was enough to tighten my shoulders. How dare he? Who did he think I was? Who did he think he was? Continue reading

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Sermon on the Song of Solomon, preached 7-3-11

The life of the Christian community has as its rationale . . . the task of teaching us . . . that human beings may see themselves as desired, as the occasion of joy. Continue reading

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Sermon preached February 7, 2010 at St. Gregory’s, Deerfield

A sermon on Isaiah’s call, Epiphany 5C, February 7, 2010: Today, we hear Isaiah’s call.  It begins with a magnificent vision of God’s throne, with a robe so immense it fills the temple.  The seraphim aren’t cute cherubs or lovely … Continue reading

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Sermon preached at St. Gregory’s, Deerfield, April 13, 2008

One of the overriding questions for these parables is “how do we know that our leaders and teachers come from God?” “How do we see them?” Continue reading

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