Monthly Archives: February 2019

Sunday is Coming! “Jesus shines so bright they don’t see or hear him” Luke 9:28-45, Transfiguration C

“The appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white.” (Luke 9:29) I have always found the Transfiguration puzzling. In Matthew, Mark and Luke the Transfiguration is a pivotal moment in the gospel story as Jesus shines brightly … Continue reading

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You are loved and welcome here. You are not alone. Do not be afraid.

Some of the strongest, most courageous and faithful people I know both inside and outside of the church self-identify as LGBTQ+ (but their strength, courage and faith is not what is at stake in this post). In the ongoing arguments … Continue reading

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“What it means to love your enemy” a sermon on Luke 6:27-38

2/24/2019 Sermon on Luke 6:27-38 “What it means to love your enemy” St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT  

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Sunday is coming! “You want me to do WHAT?!!??! with my enemy?” -Luke 6:27-36, Epiphany 7C

“Love your enemies” (Luke 6:27) We live by very prudent wisdom: Destroy your enemy. Dismiss your enemy. Ignore your enemy. Tolerate your enemy. Understand your enemy. …in order to defeat your enemy. These strategies make sense for our survival. They make … Continue reading

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“a political rally?…a protest march?…a sermon?” on Luke 6:17-26

2/17/2019 on Luke 6:17-26 “a political rally? …a protest march? …a sermon?” St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT

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Sunday is coming! “Restorative Blessing and Woe” Luke 6:17-26, Epiphany 6C

“They had come to hear him and be healed of their diseases.” (Luke 6:18a) Special focus on this passage highlights the blessings and woes in Luke’s version of what is often called “The Sermon on the Plain,” by comparing what … Continue reading

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“You are the second boat” a sermon on Luke 5:1-11

2/10/2019 Sermon on Luke 5:1-11 “You are the second boat” St. Paul Lutheran Church Old Saybrook, CT

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