Sermons from November 2018

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The Challenging Call to Compassion


Today is Reign of Christ Sunday, also known as Christ the King Sunday.  It is the final week of the liturgical year, in which we celebrate the coming reign of Christ, and tie His role as our spiritual leader into the season of Advent, which begins next Sunday.  Or, at least, that’s what the internet […]

The Politics of Gratitude or Gratitude as Grace


We are in a two week sermon series on Gratitude – using Diana Butler Bass’s book: Grateul: The transformative Power of Giving Thanks.  Have you ever been in a gratitude loop of saying or expressing thank you.  One of my clergy colleagues, Elizabeth Ingram Schindler told this story in a sermon, of visiting in a friend’s […]

Gratitude: The Power of Giving Thanks


Some of you are aware that I am attending the Academy for Spiritual Formation that meets once a quarter for a week at San Damiano, a Franciscan Conference Center. At the Academy every morning we would open our hoarse voices with a song phrase – O God open our lips, and we shall declare your praise. […]