• faith

    from this window . . .

    by  • September 18, 2017 • community, faith, sermon • 7 Comments

    “From This Window . . .” A Sermon for Westbrook Congregational Church UCC Genesis 22:1-14 September 17, 2017 I was a high school English teacher for a number of years. When I had to be out of the classroom, I tried to leave lesson plans for the substitute that were easy to implement. I...

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    two questions

    by  • August 15, 2017 • america, faith, fear, justice, love, race • 7 Comments

    Though I preached this sermon only a couple of days ago, the events of the week have continued to unfold. Rather than try to update it, I will let it stand as its own little time capsule, even as I continue to figure out how to respond to what is happening around us. “Two...

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    no easy way out

    by  • June 28, 2017 • faith, fear, hope, sermon • 7 Comments

    I’m taking a break from miracles this week and posting, instead, the manuscript of the sermon I preached Sunday at North Haven Congregational Church in North Haven Connecticut. I hope you find something here that speaks to you. “No Easy Way Out” Genesis 21:8-21, Matthew 10:24-39 We have sparrows in our barn. Behind our...

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    miracle monday: an unhistoric act

    by  • May 1, 2017 • faith, miracle monday, miracles • 5 Comments

    I have had an interesting journey—actually, three—with this miracle over the past days. The first, I suppose, is the expected, or at least obvious, one: what exactly happened? Here’s a story told in all four gospels(Matthew 14:13-21, Mark 6:30-44, Luke 9:12-17, John 6:1-14), making it somewhat unusual for just that, and, though they offer...

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