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    this is what love looks like

    by  • April 22, 2018 • incarnation, love, sermon • 0 Comments

    I preached this morning at the United Churches of Durham, Connecticut–a lovely congregation. Here is my sermon, “This is What Love Looks Like.” Our choice of scripture today follows the Revised Common Lectionary, which offers a psalm, an Old Testament reading, a reading from one of the gospels, and a New Testament reading. Out...

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    still listening

    by  • January 14, 2018 • america, faith, justice, mlk, race, sermon • 8 Comments

    I preached at my church today. The person who was supposed to be our speaker for MLK Sunday was ill and Ginger and Sarah asked me to fill in. I am sorry she got sick and I am grateful for and humbled by the opportunity to preach today. Here is the manuscript of the...

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    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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    a forgiving air

    by  • August 10, 2017 • family, forgiveness, healing, sermon • 3 Comments

    I am a few days late posting my sermon from last Sunday, but here it is. “A Forgiving Air” Genesis 32: 3-12, 22-32 A Sermon for The United Churches of Durham, Connecticut August 6, 2017 To say their relationship was difficult would be an understatement. Jacob, the younger brother, had cheated Esau out of...

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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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