Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sermon: Second Sunday after Pentecost 2014

“The Right Time for a Sword: Shattering the Idolatry of Peace and Family” Text: Matthew 10:24-39 In today’s Gospel reading from Matthew, Jesus assaults two of our favorite idols: peace and family.  This is a difficult text.  How can good, … Continue reading

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Prayers of the People/Oración de los Fieles

Belated!  I got to write our (English) Prayers of the People for the season of Easter and our Oración de los Fieles for Pentecost.  The English ones are pretty freewheeling because I wrote them on a plane hours before they were due … Continue reading

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Sermon: Eve of Pentecost 2014

“Discipline, Improvisation, and the Art of Tongue-Talking” Text: Acts 2:1-11 The church I attended from the time I was nine to the time I was fifteen, the first church my father pastored, was the United Methodist Church in South Corinth … Continue reading

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Honoring a Fallen Fighter: Community Vigil for Jennifer Roberts

  I was honored to preach and sing at a vigil today in celebration of the life and legacy of Jennifer Roberts: Freedom Fighter.  Audio from the service (including sermon, songs, and shared memories) is here: And text of the sermon … Continue reading

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