Hungry: When We Can’t Feast at the Same Table

Over the course of the last weekend, I sat through approximately 9 hours of liturgy before I could receive communion: 3hrs for a Roman Catholic bishop ordination, 3 hrs for Armenian Christmas Eve, 3 hrs of Orthodox divine liturgy. By the time I rolled to my own church on Sunday evening, I was hungry. I've…Read more Hungry: When We Can’t Feast at the Same Table

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“A Level Place:” A Sermon for Election Day Communion

" A Level Place:" A Sermon for Election Day Communion Tuesday November 6, 2012, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Longmeadow MA  He came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea, Jerusalem, and the coast of Tyre and Sidon. They…Read more “A Level Place:” A Sermon for Election Day Communion

When Heaven Tastes like Jello Salad

When Heaven tastes like Jello Salad: A Homily for All Souls Requiem Christ Church of Hamilton and Wenham Sunday November 4, 2012 6pm Isaiah 25: 6-9 6On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines, of rich food filled with marrow, of…Read more When Heaven Tastes like Jello Salad

Election Day Communion: Social Media & Christian Unity

A nationwide witness to Christian unity during a season of political division began not by councils of churches or denominations, but 2 Mennonite pastors and a lay Episcopalian in a swing state.  Election Day Communion puts forth a compelling vision: on the day when our country feels the most divided, invite Christians to come to Christ's…Read more Election Day Communion: Social Media & Christian Unity

Bon appétit! Julia Child & the Bread of Heaven

First Church in Wenham (UCC) - Sunday August 19, 2012 I am the living bread that came down from heaven.  Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; the bread that I give for the life of the world is my flesh.” The Jews then disputed among themselves,  saying “how can this man give us…Read more Bon appétit! Julia Child & the Bread of Heaven

Witnessing Resurrection

I think I witnessed resurrection on Easter Sunday. After the bread was broken, the wine poured, the prayers recited, our pastor said "Come, for all things are ready." The servers were mindfully walking forward. From about 10 pews back, a young woman rushed forward, first in line. Her face was flushed. I think she had…Read more Witnessing Resurrection

Potato-farming & Resurrection: A sermon for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2012

(somehow I forgot to post this in January- enjoy this slightly aged sermon) Wednesday January 24, 2012- Conversion of St. Paul and the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Parish, Needham 1 Corinthians 15: 51-58 and John 12: 23-26 “Listen, I will tell you a mystery! We will not all die,…Read more Potato-farming & Resurrection: A sermon for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2012