Praying for Lent

On Sundays during Lent, I am offering a class at my internship parish, St. Jon’s in Lodi, CA, exploring different prayer practices. Each week we will look at a scripture passage and a prayer practice from the diversity of the Christian tradition…and there will be a related hands-on activity! Let us join together in exploring our tradition and deepening our prayer life! Hard copies of the materials and supplies for the activities are available for pickup at the

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Sermon: Who is a saint?

Text Revelation 21:1-4, 21:22-22:5 Video Manuscript Trinity Episcopal Church, Southport Evensong, Nov. 3, 2019 May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O God. Who is a saint? How do we honor the saints? Today, All Saints Sunday, is not a funeral. We aren’t giving eulogies at gravesides. But today is a day when we are living in the tension

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Sermon: They didn’t bring snacks??

Texts Friday of Proper 26, Year One, Daily Office Matthew 14:13-21 Ezra 7:27-28, 8:21-36 Psalm 69 Manuscript Morning Prayer, November 8, 2020 St. Luke’s Chapel, Berkeley Divinity School Why didn’t the people bring food? Why weren’t they prepared? If you’ve ever driven a long distance in my car, you know that it’s well supplied with snacks. I’m always prepared to chase Jesus into the Galilean wilderness for a couple days.

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Sermon: What does love look like?

Context This sermon was given February 20, 2020 in the context of Prof. Donyelle McCray’s “Radical Lives of Proclamation” class at Yale Divinity School. Each week we studied and preached inspired by a 20th century “life of radical proclamation”. My week was on Archbishop Oscar Romero. Manuscript I’m going to begin by reading the collect used in the Episcopal Church and the Church of England in commemoration of Archbishop Oscar

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Sermon: Streams of Questions

Texts Friday of Proper 16, Daily Office Year 2 Psalms 16 and 17 Job 9:1-15, 32-35 John 7:37-52 Manuscript Morning Prayer, August 28, 2020 St. Luke’s Virtual Chapel, Berkeley Divinity School One thing I’m not going to do in this 4 minute sermon is a trinitarian explanation of “for as yet there was no spirit, because Jesus was not yet glorified”. The gospel of John seems to put in these

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Sermon: What is good about today? (Good Friday 2020)

Manuscript St. Cuthbert-Beyond-Canner April 10, 2020 May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in your sight, o god. Today is friday in holy week. “Good” friday, apparently. What is good about this day? Calling something “good” recalls creation. For each of those days of creation, God acknowledges and names the goodness. The sun, the stars, plants, animals, humans. Those are all called good

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