Jabbok Dawn

Tumbling in the Sand

Stewardship

The texts for Sunday September 27, 2015 (18th Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary 26): Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29; Psalm 19:7-14; James 5:13-20; and Mark 9:38-50     What is stewardship? Some … Continue reading

September 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Wilderness Time

The texts for Sunday August 2, 2015 (10th Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary 18): Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15; Psalm 78:23-29; Ephesians 4:1-16; and John 6:24-35 (This sermon was preached at a yearly … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Challenge of New Things

The texts for Sunday, October 26, 2014 (Reformation Sunday):  Jeremiah 31:31–34, Psalm 46, Romans 3:19–28 and John 8:31–36 I didn’t record the sermon this week, but I sang the gospel using Luther’s rules … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Learning to let go

The texts for Sunday, February 10, 2013 (Transfiguration Sunday): Exodus 34:29-35; Psalm 99; 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2; and Luke 9:28-36 “Just as they were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, ‘Master, … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

Habit of the heart

The texts for Sunday, November 11, 2012 (Lectionary 32): 1 Kings 17:8–16; Psalm 146; Hebrews 9:24–28; and Mark 12:38–44 Did you know that giving is a habit of the heart? … Continue reading

November 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

For All the Saints

The texts for Sunday, November 4, 2012 (All Saints’ Sunday): Isaiah 25:6–9; Psalm 24; Revelation 21:1–6; and John 11:32–44 During All Saints Sunday, everyone was given the opportunity throughout the service … Continue reading

November 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Built on a Rock

Built on a rock, the church shall stand, even when steeples are falling; crumbled have spires in every land, bells still are chiming and calling— calling the young and old … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Welcoming the Child

The texts for Sunday, September 23,2012 (Lectionary 25): Jeremiah 11:18–20; Psalm 54; James 3:13—4:3; 4:7–8a; and Mark 9:30–37. “Then he took a little child and put it among them; and … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Parable about “Pure” Religion

The texts for Sunday, September 2, 2012 (Lectionary 22): Deuteronomy 4:1–2, 6–9; Psalm 15; James 1:17–27; and Mark 7:1–8, 14–15, 21–23 “It wasn’t about the stained glass window. At least … Continue reading

September 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Religion of the Heart

The texts for Sunday, September 2, 2012 (Lectionary 22): Deuteronomy 4:1–2, 6–9; Psalm 15; James 1:17–27; and Mark 7:1–8, 14–15, 21–23 “So the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, ‘Why … Continue reading

August 31, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Feast of Mary Magdalene

The texts for Sunday, July 22, 2012 (The Feast of Mary Magdalene): Ruth 1:6–18; Psalm 73:23–28; Acts 13:26–33a; and John 20:1–18 “Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I … Continue reading

July 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Thoughts on transitions: vis-à-vis belated reflections on the New England Synod Assembly

Tammee told me that I needed to write an article for the newsletter about the synod assembly. It’s nice not to have to think about what to write sometimes … … Continue reading

July 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Depths of Worship

The texts, moved from Sunday, July 1, 2012 to Sunday, June 24, 2012: Lamentations 3:22–33; Psalm 30; 2 Corinthians 8:7–15; and Mark 5:21–43 “The LORD is good to those who … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · 2 Comments

That we may be one…

The texts for Sunday, May 20, 2012: Acts 1:15–17, 21–26; Psalm 1; 1 John 5:9–13; and John 17:6–21. (Also mentioned: Acts 2:7-11) … And Jesus’ prayer for us? “that they … Continue reading

May 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Love, Jesus (the Christ)

The texts for Sunday, May 13, 2012: Acts 10:44–48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1–6; and John 15:9–17 …Dear Church, That seems so formal. I wish I could list you all … Continue reading

May 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

They cast lots?

The texts for Sunday, May 20, 2012: Acts 1:15–17, 21–26; Psalm 1; 1 John 5:9–13; and John 17:6–19. “And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias; … Continue reading

May 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Running Behind

The texts for Sunday, May 13, 2012: Acts 10:44–48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1–6; and John 15:9–17 “While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard … Continue reading

May 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

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