“An intense religious experience, the exact nature of which is uncertain.”

All Saints, Brookline Transfiguration Sunday, February 7, 2015 Luke 9:28-36, (37-43) Let us pray: May we see. Amen. Sometimes, truth lurks in the footnotes. There, beneath the Gospel text, in The Oxford Annotated Bible, New Revised Standard Version with the Apocrypha, Third Edition 2001, there, where the font gets small and squished, some unnamed, unknown…Read more “An intense religious experience, the exact nature of which is uncertain.”

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Bruce Springsteen as storyteller #TheologyOfBruce

     These are my notes from a March 8, 2014 workshop at the "UnQuiet Day" on "Bruce Springsteen: Prophet of Hope" with Bishop Douglas Fisher, Episcopal Diocese of Western MA, and Canon Rich Simpson. More information about the UnQuiet Day is here: http://www.diocesewma.org/unquietday/ Rich's excellent sermon is here:  http://rmsimpson.blogspot.com/2014/03/meet-me-out-in-street-bruce-springsteen.html You can see some of the tweets…Read more Bruce Springsteen as storyteller #TheologyOfBruce

Is it rude to seat latecomers later in the service? Or is your church just being clear?

My Twitter feed (@RevEverett) was all aflutter when I posted a picture from a worship bulletin and wrote: I was out of town for Christmas Eve this year and visiting a church out of state, which shall remain nameless. I suspect many people in the pews were not regular parishioners at this particularchurch. While I…Read more Is it rude to seat latecomers later in the service? Or is your church just being clear?

Unprepared: A Sermon on Luke 21: 5-19

Sunday November 17, 2013 at West Parish of Barnstable, United Church of Christ Luke 21:5-19 // When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, he said, 6 "As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left…Read more Unprepared: A Sermon on Luke 21: 5-19

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…Read more In God we mostly trust: A Sermon on Luke 16

The View from the Graveyard

The View from the Graveyard: Mark 13:1-8 Sunday November 18, 2012 St. John Episcopal Church, Northampton MA "As he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!” 2Then Jesus asked him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be…Read more The View from the Graveyard

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