Sermons and Statements

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January 10, 2012

 

The lections for this Evensong were Ps...

January 8, 2012

 

It hasn’t started getting light any earlier in the morning yet, even though we’re more than two weeks past the winter solstice.  The days are getting very slightly longer, but the added seconds are coming at the end of the day, rather...

December 10, 2011

 

I rode the subway early yesterday morning, and at one stop a group of young people got on with several bulky suitcases, including a hard cased one that looked like it could hold a big keyboard.  One pushed an empty wheelchair, another...

November 20, 2011

 

Have you met any of the Occupy-ers?  That movement fascinates me.  It’s been self-organizing from the start, somewhat chaotic, and it has managed to present a fairly coherent message.  It’s certainly not all pretty, but at least in...

November 18, 2011

 

Well, the Occupy-ers are being thrown out of one park after another.  They were evicted from Zuccotti Park near Wall Street Monday night and from Kiener Plaza here last weekend.  Oakland tired of them quite a while ago, and London still...

March 1, 2011

 

 
This sermon was originally preached in Spanish.  The lessons were Exodus 39:42-43; Ps 27; 1Thess 5:11-13,16; Matt 24:14-30.
 
Well, I haven’t been able to figure out why these readings were chosen,...
February 4, 2011

 

What do you take with you when you travel?  The last time I went overseas, I saw a family going to Brazil with two small children and about a dozen suitcases, boxes, and bags.  They were trying to rearrange things so that...
January 23, 2011

 

Andrew and Simon Peter, and the Zebedee brothers are all invited to leave their familiar fishing work and start a different kind of fishing. 
 
Those two sets of Galilean brothers take to the road with...
April 21, 2011

 

The Resurrection must be understood in significantly different images and metaphors in the southern hemisphere, when Easter always arrives in the transition from summer to winter.  Even as a hard, hard winter lingers on in northern...
March 9, 2011

 

We stand at the beginning of Lent, reminded that we are dust and that we shall return to dust at the last.  The people of Haiti know something about dust and ashes, particularly as a sign of destruction and of mourning.  People...

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