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St. John Chrysostom’s Paschal Sermon, Great Vigil of Easter (B) – 2018

March 31, 2018

Are there any who are devout lovers of God? Let them enjoy this beautiful bright festival! Are there any who are grateful servants? Let them rejoice and enter into the […]

Sermon for a World AIDS Day Interfaith Service: Remembering Wayne

December 01, 2004

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked…Jesus came and stood among […]

It Is Difficult to Pick Up…, Proper 17 (C) – 2001

September 16, 2001

This sermon is written as an alternative for use on Sunday, September 16, 2001. It may be used in conjunction with the Lessons for the Day or as a topical […]

In Bach’s St. Matthew Passion…, Great Vigil of Easter (A) – 1999

April 03, 1999

In Bach’s St. Matthew Passion there is a musical theme that is connected to the time between Jesus’ crucifixion and his resurrection. It is in a minor key but it […]

We Gather Together Today…, Good Friday – 1999

April 02, 1999

We gather together today to remember. We are remembering an event that occurred about 2,000 years ago that seemed to be an ending but was really a beginning. We are […]

There Is an Ancient Egyptian Myth…, Ash Wednesday – 1999

February 17, 1999

There is an ancient Egyptian myth about a bird which regenerates itself by burning itself up. Imagine, the living phoenix literally makes an offering of itself: it carefully builds a […]

Settle Disagreements and Conflicts…, Proper 18 (A) – 1999

September 05, 1999

The Gospel reading today deals with ways to settle disagreements and conflicts. How do you feel about disagreements? Do you avoid them? Do you hate them? Do you enjoy them? […]

Have You Had Any Trouble…, Proper 11 (A) – 1999

July 18, 1999

Have you had any trouble with darnel lately? It seems to me that this inquiry might bring a big question to our mind. What is it? What does it look […]

The Parable of the Sower, Proper 10 (A) – 1999

July 11, 1999

The “parable of the sower” is one of the special parables in the New Testament because Jesus interprets it for us himself. A sower went out to sow grain, presumably […]

A Seminarian Returning…, Proper 7 (A) – 1999

June 20, 1999

A seminarian, returning from his weekend duties one Sunday afternoon, gave a lift to a hitchhiker and received a theology lesson in return. The hitchhiker, an older man, asked about […]

In This Text, Jesus…, Proper 6 (A) – 1999

June 13, 1999

In this text Jesus is filled with compassion and then he puts in a prayer request. For those of us who have years and years of life as serious Christians, […]

We Believe That…, Proper 5 (A) – 1999

June 06, 1999

We believe that what this Gospel text is telling us is that if we want to be one of Jesus’ friends we must be sinners. In fact, Jesus said, “I […]

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Christopher Sikkema


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