“The Futility of Prophets:” A Sermon on Isaiah 40 & Proclaiming that #BlackLivesMatter

2nd Sunday of Advent- December 7, 2014 at the First Church in Marlborough, Congregational Text: Isaiah 40: 1-11 Note: I believe strongly that the most prophetic preaching happens with a congregation when you are in a trusting relationship. This sermon was preached at a church I had never visited before, and thus, I did not say as much […]

Digging Holes: A Sermon on the Parable of the Talents

Digging Holes: A Sermon on the Parable of the Talents Sunday November 16, 2014, 23rd Sunday after Pentecost St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Grafton MA Matthew 25:14-30         This the parable of Gala the anxious puppy dog: In a town far away known as Boston, a girl and her dog moved into a home […]

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 […]