What claims ownership over our lives? A sermon on being imprinted

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, North Reading MA Sunday October 19, 2014- 19th Sunday after Pentecost/Ordinary 29 On Being Imprinted Matthew 22:15-22 It turns out that buying a couch justly is harder than I thought. All I wanted to do was purchase a simple couch. One of my housemates moved out, and took the couch with […]

In God we mostly trust: A Sermon on Luke 16

Grace Church, Great Barrington Sunday September 21, 2013 “In God we mostly trust.” Luke 16:1-13 Then Jesus said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. 2So he summoned him and said to him, ‘What is this that […]

Quick and Dirty: Ash Wednesday

This morning before work, I joined our pastor and another parishioner from Hope Central Church to offer the imposition of ashes at our local subway station. It is an awkward thing to stand on a street corner in Boston. I blessed two bicycles and a sick dog. Don asked for prayers for his sobriety as […]