Apr2FriGood Friday Sermon 2021 April 2, 2021
It’s almost impossible not to come to a Good Friday service
and feel sorry for your imperfections,
and assume that the sermon will have as its title:
“Jesus died for your sins.”
And no doubt there will be a majority of preachers today preaching a sermon on precisely that theme.
Mar21SunSermon for Lent 5 B (Jeremiah 31:31-34) March 21, 2021
In our year of living with COVID-19,
many of us have felt like we’re under siege as well.
We’ve been fearful these past 12 months.
Whoever now visits this coastline, and drives along the coastal highway, will notice an impressive row of exclusive clubhouses.
The coastline is still as dangerous as ever,
but most of the shipwrecked people drown.
Feb21SunBlack History Month meets Lent 1 February 21, 2021
We need to repent and lament these texts that have been taken for over the centuries to abuse Black people.
Jan31SunA sermon on Mark 1:21-28 January 31, 2021
What authority can we muster to destroy racism and prejudice?
What authority can we claim to search out the white supremacy culture in our own hearts, in our own institutions?
What power can we summon to call out the evils of consumer capitalism that enrich the Wall Street gamblers
and the top 0.01%
while the have-nots and Black, Indigenous and People of Colour continue to be disproportionately affected by COVID?
Dec27SunA sermon for the first Sunday of Christmas December 27, 2020
My homework for you this week is this:
Think of one or two people who helped your parents raise you.
Think about them, how they assisted your parents when you were young, and give God a prayer of thanks and gratitude for them this week.
Dec24ThuA sermon for Christmas Eve 2020 December 24, 2020
And yet, in the midst of the fear, we hear the words of the angel
To those on their knees:
“do not be afraid!”
When you’re young, you’re aware of the presence of loved ones at Christmas.
And when you’re old, you’re aware of the absence of loved ones at Christmas.
That’s a big difference.
Through this year, and into the new year,
we need to cling fast to the promises that Israel clung to,
The covenant, the contractual relationship between God and God’s people.
God will not abandon us and God does not abandon us.
God promises comfort, and comfort will come.
Dec1TueA reflection on Advent 1 upon playing Bach's "Sleepers Wake" Cantata December 1, 2020
This Advent 2020, we need to set aside our previous preparations,
our preconceived notions, our busyness and more than ever,
try to slow down, so we can connect with each other,
hear each other
and help each other.