May 15, 2016 – Pentecost

My maternal grandparents did not like the word “good-bye” – in fact, they adamantly refused to say it; not at the end of a phone call nor at the end of a visit, you would never hear them utter this word. They were insistent that the word “good-bye” was simply too final, so instead, they […]

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May 8, 2016

What I’d like to do this morning is take a little bit of time to look at the Revelation to John, which is our second lesson this morning, and talk briefly about that text as well as the whole idea of Apocalyptic literature. (Click the headphones icon, above, to hear this sermon)

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Easter 2 (Year C) April 3, 2016

Responding to the question “What do you do?” used to be a very mundane, uncomplicated undertaking for me. As a resident of New York City, the revelation that I worked on Wall Street qualified as the least surprising or otherwise noteworthy response I could possibly give to this question. My situation today is very different. […]

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April 10, 2016 (Easter 3C)

For the last two semesters, we have talked about failure, and my students have been given a written assignment on whether it is ever okay to fail.  In one of the articles we use as a resource, the author states that “Failure is not one of the rights granted by this country”  but concludes that […]

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