Sermon for Lent 2, Year B February 24, 2018

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16                     Psalm 22: 22-30                                 Romans 4:13-25                Mark 8:31-38 In my college World Literature class, my professor explained the concept presented in a book by saying, “You are only …

Sermon for Lent 1, Year B February 18, 2018

  Genesis 9:8-17                                   Psalm 25:1-9                       1 Peter 3:18-22                                  Mark 1:9-15 Last Wednesday, after the school shooting in Florida, there was a picture of the parents who had gathered outside the …

Homily for Ash Wednesday February 14, 2018

  Joel 2:1-2, 12-17                Psalm 103:8-14                  2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10                Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Over the course of about six years I went from driving a beer truck to working as hospital …

Sermon for Last Sunday after Epiphany, Year B February 11, 2018

2 Kings 2:1-12                    Psalm 50:1-6                                       2 Corinthians 4:3-6                           Mark 9: 2-9 Our church year is punctuated by two dates:  Christmas and Easter.  And, since the date of Easter varies from …

Sermon for Epiphany 5, Year B February 4, 2018

Isaiah 40:21-31                  Psalm 147:1-12, 21c                        1 Corinthians 9:16-23                      Mark 1:29-39 Capernaum, located by Sea of Galilee, is the site of today’s Gospel.  I visited it as part of the course …

Sermon for Epiphany 2, Year B January 14, 2018

  1 Samuel 2:1-20                Psalm 139: 1-5, 12-17                     1 Corinthians 6:12-20                      John 1:43-51 As a priest I have often been asked to share my “call story,” and as a seminarian, …

Sermon for the Baptism of our Lord January 7, 2018

Genesis 1:1-5                                     Psalm 29                                              Acts 19: 1-7                         Mark 1:4-11   This church year is unusual, to say the least.  Not only did Christmas Eve fall on the 4th Sunday of …

Sermon for the Nativity of our Lord December 24, 2017

Isaiah 9:2-7                                         Psalm 96                              Titus 2:11-14                                       Luke 2:1-20 “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light,” the prophet Isaiah says. To be in the dark about something …

Sermon for Advent 4, Year B December 24, 2017

2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16                         Canticle 15                          Romans 16:25-27                              Luke 1:26-27 Advent is always the four Sundays BEFORE Christmas, so this morning we are observing the fourth Sunday of Advent, rather …