Category Archives: Preaching

Paradise

This sermon was preached by Rev. Dr. Stephanie Paulsell, one of my former seminary professors and an inspiration in the art of making scholarship a ministry to others and an act of devotion. She offered this reflection at a Seven Last … Continue reading

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Insomnia

                                      This sermon was preached on the second Sunday of Advent in 2008 to a community of harried DC over-achievers, at a time when the church was without a building and we were worshiping in borrowed space. December 7, 2008 … Continue reading

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Beginning at The End

This sermon was preached in preparation for a public forum I helped organized, hosted at First Church DC, which explored anti-Muslim discrimination in the U.S., and how we are called as Christians to respond to it.   First United Church of … Continue reading

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Up from the Grave

November 4, 2012 Hope Central Church Jamaica Plain, MA All Saints Day Up from the grave Psalm 24 John 11: 32-45 Our second reading today is from John’s gospel.  It’s a passage you’ve no doubt heard before.  But don’t fool … Continue reading

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The Ties that Bind

I preached this sermon at First Congregational UCC of DC, my home church, during a time when we were preparing to move into our new building.  For years the church had lived in exile, buildingless, squatting with the Lutherans. We … Continue reading

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Waiting for Yahweh

Occasionally churches in the area invite me into their pulpit for a Sunday to share a sermon about the religious peacebuilding work that I do overseas, which is recognized as an ordained ministry of my denomination, the United Church of … Continue reading

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Embracing Angels

This sermon was preached at my church in DC, which sits at the feet of Washington power-brokers, and takes seriously the task of offering a prophetic response to political issues.  Every year in early August our church commemorates Hiroshima and … Continue reading

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