Tag Archives: the state

Are we there yet?

“Are we there yet?”  Between the goings-on of the season, and all the snow we’ve already gotten, you might be feeling that way too.  Isn’t it Christmas already?  How can it still be a week away?  Well, fun fact, this … Continue reading

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King Ahasuerus: to fear or not to fear

This is my sermon on the prologue of the book of Esther (1:1-2:4). Ah, the book of Esther… those who grew up going to Christian Sunday School classes are probably already familiar with the basic story.  But, unlike a lot … Continue reading

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The End is not The End

This is a homily on 2 Chronicles 36 for Grace Anglican Church upon Passion Sunday 2016. Passion Sunday begins “Passiontide,” a relic of days when Holy Week had a warm-up week beforehand.  We’re all familiar with Palm Sunday which brings … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day (remembrance day)

Separated by ten days, the Church’s feast of All Saints (Nov. 1st) and the State’s holiday of Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11th) have a lot in common.  Both are opportunities in the course of otherwise-ordinary life when our community at large … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Prayer for American Right-Wingers

Have you ever got up on a Sunday morning, went to church like a good American should, and think to yourself “you know, the Lord’s Prayer really could be a little more patriotic”?  If so, this is the post for … Continue reading

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Purging Our Hearts of Despair

This is my sermon for Grace Anglican Church upon 5 July 2015, Trinity 5 What is Despair? Despair is a form of sadness and discouragement that has descended to such a point that it is sinful. It denotes a lack … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget

As the famous poem by Lt. Col. John McCrae goes; In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the … Continue reading

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