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Scenes from a Redneck Street Funeral

Pitbulls babies and Skynyrd in the sanctuary Cigarette smoke self-medicating mourners and one guy wrenching on a broke down van in the church parking lot Lipstick flip flops switchblades the shakes stuff lots more people would wear to a funeral … Continue reading

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Sermon: Easter Vigil 2017

*Delivered at Chaplains on the Harbor, Westport WA on April 15, 2017* “Haunt Rome Until It Falls” Text: Matthew 28:1-10  _ Happy Easter! Jesus lives! What a guy! _ The same Jesus who was just arrested on Thursday, beaten by … Continue reading

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Sermon: Maundy Thursday 2017

“Christ of Maryknoll,” Robert Lentz *Delivered at Chaplains on the Harbor, Westport WA on April 13, 2017* “Jesus the Felon” Text: John 13:1-17, 31b-35 It gets a little lost in all the talk about washing feet, but what’s also happening in … Continue reading

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Sermon: Third Sunday after the Epiphany 2017

*Delivered at Christ Episcopal Church, Seattle WA, on January 22, 2017* “The God of Secrecy” Text: Psalm 27 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear? … For in the day of trouble he shall keep me … Continue reading

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The Poor People’s Campaign & Grays Harbor County

These are my remarks from our “State of the Streets” event held in Westport WA on July 14th 2016 when Chaplains on the Harbor announced our official endorsement of the New Poor People’s Campaign. Almost fifty years ago, The Rev. Dr. … Continue reading

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Sermon: Ninth Sunday after Pentecost 2016

“Famine of the Word” Text: Amos 8:1-12 This is a strange equation we find in Amos today. The Lord is so angered at those who have exploited the poor that God promises not only to bring bitterness and mourning, but … Continue reading

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Sermon: Fifth Sunday in Easter 2016

“Fred Hampton’s Jesus Movement” Text: Acts 11:1-18 Among other influences, I was trained in organizing by a few leaders who came out of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. One of my mentors, Willie Baptist, came of age during the … Continue reading

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