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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“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.”

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

Ye Olde Annual Easter Grass Rant, now with Artisanal Grass

Ye Olde Annual Easter Grass Rant I try to stay fairly positive in my social media posture, but there's something about Easter Grass that drives me absolutely mad. Forgive the rant or revel in it, your choice.  I HATE Easter grass. It is the work of the Devil, if there is such a thing. If…Read more Ye Olde Annual Easter Grass Rant, now with Artisanal Grass

Brokenness as Kindling: A Sermon on 2 Timothy 1: 1-14

South Walpole United Methodist Church Sunday Oct 6, 2013 World Communion Sunday & Blessings of the Animals 2 Timothy 1:1-14 “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, for the sake of the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus, 2To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the…Read more Brokenness as Kindling: A Sermon on 2 Timothy 1: 1-14

Being Re-formed: A sermon on Jeremiah 18

First Congregational Church of West Tisbury Sunday Sept 8, 2013 Jeremiah 18:1-11 The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: 2“Come, go down to the potter’s house, and there I will let you hear my words.” 3So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel. 4The vessel…Read more Being Re-formed: A sermon on Jeremiah 18

What the Living Do: A Sermon after Watertown

“What the Living Do: A Sermon after Watertown” St. James Armenian Orthodox Church, Mt Auburn St. Watertown MA Sunday April 21, 2013 Memorial of the Armenian Genocide Martyrs ”Do not be astonished at this; for the hour is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and will come out—those who…Read more What the Living Do: A Sermon after Watertown