“Let Me See Again” – A Sermon On Mark 10:46-52

Healing the Blind Man of Jericho by Unknown Author - Codex Egberti, Fol 31, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons Most of you have heard enough of my preaching that you won’t be surprised when I tell you that I don’t want…

Too Big For Your Britches? Good – A Sermon On Mark 10:35-45

Photo by Felipe Giacometti on Unsplash James and John want to be on top. They want to sit on either side of Jesus in his glory.  The other ten disciples are angry about this. I picture them looking at James and John and…

God Wastes Nothing Of Our Lives – A Funeral Sermon On Romans 8:14-19, 34-35, 37-39

Photo by OC Gonzalez on Unsplash Where to begin? What to say?  He was a good man, a crazy friend, a character, an operator, an entrepreneur. He was a story teller, funny, gregarious, outgoing, and mischievous. He was a rancher, a pilot, an…

What’s Your One Thing? – A Sermon On Mark 10:17-31

“Do you want to be something or do you want to do something?” That’s the question a friend of mine was asked by his spiritual director many years ago.  I wonder what that question brings up for you in your…

Jesus’ Prescription For Healing And Wholeness – A Sermon On Mark 9:38-50

Photo by Alexandros Chatzidimos from Pexels A friend of mine often says, “Sometimes the good news is bad news before it is good news.” That sure fits today’s gospel (Mark 9:38-50). Today’s gospel tells us that the prognosis is good…

Becoming Our Better Selves – A Sermon On Mark 9:30-37

Photo by Ester Marie Doysabas on Unsplash “On the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest” (Mark 9:34). How do you imagine that argument went? Today’s gospel (Mark 9:30-37) doesn’t tell us what the disciples said…

What Causes You To Sigh? – A Sermon On Mark 7:24-37

Last week I had a phone conversation with a clergy colleague in the diocese. We have a close though slightly formal relationship. After we exchanged the usual and expected greetings and pleasantries I said to him, “So how are you,…

When The Gospel Gets Flesh And Blood Real – A Sermon On John 6:56-69

“But Jesus, being aware that his disciples were complaining about [his teaching], said to them, ‘Does this offend you?’” Let’s start there. Who’s offended by today’s gospel (John 6:56-69)? Raise your hand if you are. Anyone? No one? When was…

Is There Life Within You? – A Sermon On John 6:51-58

Photo by Helena Lopes on Unsplash Several years ago my mom and dad went to a reunion of some of their military friends. It was a gathering of the old soldiers and their wives. The men had served together in…

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