Category Archives: Sermons

The Gifts of A/theism

This sermon was offered in two parts, starting with…. Part 1:  The Gifts of Atheism I don’t remember precisely when things started to fall apart, but we should probably blame feminism.  Or the arts….definitely the gays.  I’d been a dedicated … Continue reading

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Lost and Found – Sermon Sept 17 2017

Reading, from A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit Sermon, Lost and Found   It was early 1996, and Kate Braestrup and her husband Drew had a good life, and a plan in the works for an even better one. … Continue reading

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Re-Creation and Reconciliation – Easter Sermon 2017

Reading – from Louise Erdrich’s The Painted Desert   Sermon – Re-Creation and Reconciliation – Easter Sunday 2017 Perhaps it is predictable that my favorite part of the Jesus story is the moment that many orthodox preachers would call his … Continue reading

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True Things – Sermon March 12 2017

Reading, from Adrienne Rich’s “Lies, Secrets, and Silence”  Sermon, “True Things” – part 1 of 3 part series “Real Life”  Today’s my mom’s birthday, and so I’m going to start by sharing a classic my-mom story. She’d just come back … Continue reading

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The Courage of Faith, and Doubt

Reading – from “Faith and Doubt” in Paul Tillich’s Dynamics of Faith An act of faith is an act of a finite being who is grasped by and turned to the infinite. It is a finite act with all the … Continue reading

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Courageous Love

In my life, the earliest example I remember of what I would call courageous love was from Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen. Archbishop Hunthausen was the Archbishop of Seattle from when I was born until I was 15. Since I grew up, … Continue reading

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Harden Not Your Heart

Audio Podcast available here.   MLK Service 1/15/17 “Harden Not Your Heart” You might remember a few weeks ago I spoke about my momentary anxiety around how you all would react to the signs that we put out on Drake. … Continue reading

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