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Three Sad Words

Easter 3 Sermon “We had hoped.” Perhaps the three saddest words in the Gospels- and our own lives. “We had hoped…” When the stranger on the road asked them what they were talking about, they stopped still on the road, … Continue reading

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OPEN YOUR HEART DOORS

Homily preached at ECC Courtyard  Right Here, Right Now Church: 3/6/16 John 15:1-11 In John’s Gospel today, Jesus is teaching his disciples and preparing them for his departure from this world…assuring them of his love.  Teaching one last time before … Continue reading

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FLOOD THIS PLACE

Sermon Preached at All Souls’ Episcopal Church, San Diego Second Sunday of Easter: PS 118:14-29, Acts 5:27-32, John 20:19-31 “Holy Spirit You are welcome here, Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere. Your glory God is what our hearts … Continue reading

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God is a Circle

No wonder Jesus was troubled in spirit as John writes in today’s Gospel. He knew what was about to happen: his arrest, trial and execution…and one of his disciples, Judas, was about to betray him. How painful it must have … Continue reading

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A Billboard

  “At that time, Jesus went out with his disciples across the Kidron valley to a place where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered.” One of the first things you learn to do when preparing a … Continue reading

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Expectations

Two of the disciples full of sadness and feeling kind of lost on the “third day” since Jesus was arrested, tried and crucified-(for us Easter day- Resurrection Sunday) are walking to Emmaus. This day they most likely woke up with … Continue reading

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The Right Here Right Now Church

We were milling about in the sacristy, gathering up what would be needed for the first communion service in the community of people who are homeless at the ECC…on a Wednesday night, 530PM, shortly before the Wednesday night supper that … Continue reading

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