Monthly Archives: January 2014

Sitting with Jesus: Man of Sorrows

I love this portrait of Christ. It was painted by Luis de Morales (1509-1586) around 1560. His nickname was “El Divino” – “The Divine One” because almost all of his paintings were religious scenes. I used to sit in front … Continue reading

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“Learning from John the Baptist, part 4: Hand it Over” sermon on Matt 4:12-23

01/26/2014 Epiphany 3 Sermon on Matt 4:12-23 “Learning from John the Baptist, part 4: Hand it Over” St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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God seeking (not church marketing)

In the church we often overlook Jesus’ question, “What are you looking for?” (John 1:38) as we quickly push people to “come and see.” (John 1:39) Do we stop to ask what people are looking for – or do we … Continue reading

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“Learning from John the Baptist, part 3: Point Away,” sermon on John 1:29-42

01/19/2014 Epiphany 2 Sermon on John 1:29-42 “Learning from John the Baptist, part 3: Point Away” St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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Faith. Hope. Love. (More than a wedding verse)

“Now faith, hope and love abide; these three; and the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13) 1 Corinthians 13 is so popular a reading at Christian weddings that it has become difficult to read this verse through any other … Continue reading

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“Learning from John the Baptist, part 2: Then he consented,” a sermon on Matt 3:13-17

01/12/2014 Baptism of Our Lord a sermon on Matthew 3:13-17 “Learning from John the Baptist, part 2: Then he consented” St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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Polar Vortex Got You Down? It’s a New Year with a New Road Ahead

January is a cold month for change; especially with a Polar Vortex dropping temperatures to dangerous levels. I find celebrating the New Year in the winter counter-intuitive.  If I’m honest – I don’t like the idea at all. I want … Continue reading

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