Sermons tagged with ‘incarnation’

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Trading Spaces

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What Jesus’s interaction with the Syrophoenician woman in Mark 7:24-37 tells us about what God is really up to with Jesus the Christ. How the gospel of Mark flips the Christ Event on Jesus. Proper 18B  |  Mark 7:24-37 It was only a chapter ago in the gospel we call Mark when Jesus was trying […]

In the Light

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In the Light

In the Epiphany, the church concludes the Christmas season in the same spirit with which it began: that a light comes into the world in the midst of darkness to be for us a permanent reminder of God’s presence and love.   Reinforcing the Christmas Light is in us The Epiphany  |  Matthew 2:1-12 We […]

Love Grows Love

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Love Grows Love

The prologue to John (John 1:1-18) is the Christmas gospel. It reveals how shallow our view of Christmas is. That deep down, we must realize our love is more than practical and theological ideas about God and the nature of Jesus. It’s in every aspect of creation and our very humanity. The Incarnation of Jesus and the […]

Why Stephen?

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Why Stephen

In our crass consumer culture, we get the Feast of St. Stephen which reminds us giving comes with sacrifice and love comes with challenge.   The Feast of St. Stephen is the moral corrector for a shallow Christmas. The question we’ve all asked at some point, even if that point was a short time ago […]

High-Tops

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High-Tops

When someone speaks of their desire to put the Christ back into Christmas, I like to ask which part of Christ is missing: the revolutionary or sacrificial? The Christmas Story is told in the stories of giving shoes and coins Christmas III  | John 1:1-14 Several years ago, when my daughter was very young she was […]

In the Dark

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The Dark

Like our Celtic ancestors, we gather in the dark, in our greatest darkness to be present to the light–because this is how light is best known.   In the darkest night, we can know God’s love best. Christmas II  | Luke 2:(1-7) 8-20 Tonight we gather like our Celtic ancestors did long, long ago. On […]

Sight and Belief

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Sight and Belief

For centuries, Christians have viewed Thomas as a scandal of doubt in the midst of the resurrection, rather than realize he isn’t the subject. Beyond Thomas, doubt, and our simple approaches to faith Easter 2A  | John 20:19-31 When we look at the same picture, do our brains assess the contents of the picture differently? […]

And Darkness Did Not Overcome It

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And Darkness Did Not Overcome It

The opening to John’s gospel gives us a still-radical view of Christmas, the Feast of the Incarnation, as it goes beyond the baby and on to us. The Light of Christ and God’s children Christmas Day |  John 1:1-14 “In the beginning was the Word” When we read these words on Christmas morning, they feel […]

The Song of the Flesh

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The Song of the Flesh

In Christmas, we often see Jesus as coming to quiet the noise. But perhaps it is more like helping us hear the music of creation. In the Incarnation, the Word dwells among us. Christmas Eve |  Luke 2:1-14(15-20) This Advent several of us gathered Sunday evenings to eat together, to talk, to explore the birth […]

Jesus and the Heart of the Matter

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The power of the Christmas story can be seen in what it drives us to do, where it drives us to go, who it drives us to become. The Inbreaking GOD and the hope of the world Christmas Day |  John 1:1-14 For the text and audio, visit the Rector’s Page.