Sermons tagged with ‘incarnation’

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Seeking Saving

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Seeking Saving

The wise men represent the eternal human condition – looking at power for mercy rather to one another in redemptive grace. Looking for God in all the wrong places Epiphany  |  Matthew 2:1-12 Last night we took down our trees, our greens, clove oranges, and decorations. We celebrated with Christmas music and festive cheer one […]

More than a birth story

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More than a birth story

Christmas isn’t merely about the birth of a baby. The baby is the revolution. And the very spirit of Christmas is a constant reminder that we are too. The baby is the revolution. Christmas Eve  |  Luke 2:1-20 When planet Krypton is exploding, Jor-El and Lara put their baby in a spaceship and send him […]

Into the Wild Again

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Into the Wild Again

In Advent, we feel the subversive nature of following Jesus, the seduction of power, and the quiet call to walk into the wilderness. Jesus, John, and the subversive nature of Advent Advent 2C  |  Luke 3:1-6 It must be Advent 2 again, because here comes John! Reading about this wild man in the wilderness is […]

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? […]