Breath for Dry Bones

God starts the work of restoration not among the powerful and prominent, but among the nameless bones.

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I will not leave you: A Transfiguration Sermon on 2 Kings 2: 1-12

"I do not understand the whirlwind or the chariots or the parting of the Jordan, but I know it’s true. Not everything that is real can be explained. And awe is a faithful response to the presence of God. "

Finished: A Sermon for Good Friday

Finished: A Sermon for Good Friday Shrewsbury Ecumenical Good Friday Service, March 24, 2016 28 After this, when Jesus knew that all was now finished, he said (in order to fulfill the scripture), ‘I am thirsty.’ 29A jar full of sour wine was standing there. So they put a sponge full of the wine on a…Read more Finished: A Sermon for Good Friday

Naming Truth: A Sermon on Being Set Free & The Armenian Genocide

Rev. Laura Everett, Executive Director, Massachusetts Council of Churches Ecumenical Armenian Vespers at Trinity Church in Boston Thursday April 23, 2014, 7:30pm Mark 5: 1-20 She spoke truth. With the clipped diction of a Boston Protestant from a certain social strata, the 75-year-old suffragette and abolitionist Julia Ward Howe climbs the stairs to the podium…Read more Naming Truth: A Sermon on Being Set Free & The Armenian Genocide

Memorial For Marcia Deihl & Dedication of a Ghost Bike

Memorial for Marcia Deihl & Dedication of a Ghost Bike Sunday March 22, 2015 4pm, corner of Putnam Ave & Allston Street, Cambridge MA Rev. Laura E. Everett A note: I've officiated funerals, but I've never presided at a memorial and dedication of a Ghost Bike before. I am grateful to be entrusted with such holy work, as…Read more Memorial For Marcia Deihl & Dedication of a Ghost Bike

Remembering Mayor Tom Menino, urban theologian

Remembering Mayor Tom Menino, urban theologian Boston’s Mayor Tom Menino, now of blessed memory, was a religiously complex man. He grappled publicly with his tradition even as he was informed by it. He was a devout Roman Catholic who occasionally argued loudly and publicly with the leadership of his church. As the Washington Post recounted, "A Catholic in…Read more Remembering Mayor Tom Menino, urban theologian

Consider the Sparrow: A sermon on fear & pain

Sunday June 22, 2013 Trinity Episcopal Church, Milford MA   Matthew 10: 24-39 Even before his team had played a game, the head coach of the US Men’s Soccer team had gotten himself into trouble. Jurgen Klinsmann , a native of Germany, but the US Men’s coach was remarkably candid last week: "You have to…Read more Consider the Sparrow: A sermon on fear & pain