The Hometown Disadvantage – A Sermon On Mark 6:1-13

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 9, Year B - Mark 6:1-13 Nazareth as depicted on Byzantine mosaic. Photograph by Meister der Kahriye-Cami-Kirche in Istanbul. Public Domain. Wikimedia Commons “Jesus came to his hometown.” He's left that place where he healed…

Comfort For The Displaced – A Sermon on Mark 1:1-8 for Advent 2B

In what ways are you living as a displaced person? What parts of your life feel uprooted and disconnected? What is your displacement? 

"Comfort, O comfort my people," are God's words to displaced people. Isaiah first spoke those words to people exiled in Babylon, people whose lives had been uprooted. Those same words come to the displaced people of God today. In some way the prophetic word is always directed to displaced people. And we long to hear those words of comfort. We want to find our place. More than anything displaced people want to be a placed people. 

Looking For The Way Home – A Sermon On John 1:29-42, Epiphany 2A

The collect and readings for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany may be found here. The appointed gospel is John 1:29-42. The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes…

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