Sermons from October 2017

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The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 23A): October 15, 2017


Exodus 32:1-14; Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14 As some of you know, I used to be in the opera business. My fascination with opera was and is not really about the music—it’s about the spectacle. I love big productions—you can imagine, how much I enjoyed my years as a priest associate at the […]

The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 22A): October 8, 2017


Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20; Psalm 19; Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46 I have to begin with a confession: I have never struggled with a sermon more than this one today. And that is because recent events have me reeling. I suspect you might also be shaken this morning. I feel unanchored—It feels to me like the […]

The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 21A): October 1, 2017


Exodus17:1-7; Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16; Philippians 2:1-13; Matthew 21:23-32 TV psychologist and celebrity Dr. Phil was once asked, “If you could interview anyone in the world, past or present, who would it be?” Apparently he replied, without hesitation, “Jesus Christ. I would really like to interview Jesus Christ. I would like to have a conversation with […]