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Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Ezekiel 33:7-11, Psalm 119:33-40, Romans 13:8-14; Matthew 18:15-20 If another member of the church sins against you . . . followed by a detailed protocol of what to do, how to respond. When Jesus tells us to do something, we pay attention—we love our neighbors, we feed the hungry, visit the sick and imprisoned, and […]

Meeting Jesus: Easter 2 (John 20:19-31)

I was in a gathering yesterday that had a lot of preachers—not what you might expect at a bridal shower, but there we were. And of course, all of us—Episcopalian and Lutheran—are preaching on this gospel this morning. We compared notes: one finds herself drawn to the part about “retaining sins”; one is talking about […]

Sermon on July 4, 2010

This sermon was given for the annual Jazz Eucharist at Trinity. We have here three curious lessons: A powerful leader (not a king-a general) who happens to be a “leper” A nameless servant girl, who knows what to do A trip not to the prophet, but to a king-who is clueless Elisha takes over-but never […]