Monthly Archives: November 2016

“You Want it Darker”

Text: Luke 1:5-25 (the miraculous conception of John the Baptist) What does the biblical expression “Here I am” signify? Several key figures in the Hebrew Scriptures repeat it. Abraham says “Here I am” in Genesis when YHWH orders him to … Continue reading

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“Your one wild and precious life”

Text: “The Summer Day” by Mary Oliver * context: a sermon given at the 40th anniversary service of Mill Woods United Do you remember what you were doing on the evening of November 14, 1976? Everyone under the age of … Continue reading

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Love trumps hate

Context: remarks made by me at the fifth of eight “movements” in the wedding ceremony that married me and Kim Boyes, November 12, 2016, at Southminster-Steinhauer United Church Nine years ago when I turned 50, I created a blog, although … Continue reading

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“On earth as it is in heaven”

Text: Luke 20:27-40 (resurrection and marriage) I have been thinking a lot about marriage lately; and for good reason! Kim and I will be married on Saturday evening at Southminster-Steinhauer United Church. And we are happy that so many of … Continue reading

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