This is the full 30 minute Morning Prayer service. The sermon begins at approx. 21:00. 

Good morning.  It is good to be here.  I am grateful to be able to see you in the eyes of my heart – that brings tremendous joy.  And it hurts. It is hard. 

There is j...

April 26, 2020

The sermon starts at about minute 8:30. The gospel text is Luke 24:13-35

It’s good to be with you this morning. Good to come together even if we can’t really be together. Good to hear the word of God. Good to pray. Good to sing. Good to hear recite the psalms, ancient p...

April 14, 2020

“Do not be afraid,” the angel says, “I know that you are looking for Jesus – but he is not here.” (Matthew 28:1-10) The gospel/sermon begins at 7:14 in the video below.

Last year on Easter Sunday – the headline of the Baltimore Sun proclaimed “Superbowl Sunday for churc...

April 2, 2020

This morning we hear from Paul's letter, "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds." (Romans 12:2)

Do you remember Romper Room? I remember watching the 'teacher' in the show hold up a mirror and say, "I see Amy, I see Charlie,...

March 22, 2020

“What do we do to perform the works of God?” the disciples asked Jesus

“This is what you must do,” Jesus answered – “have faith”

That’s what we just heard (John 6:27-40). When Jesus says – believe in me – that means – have faith. Living our faith. That is godly work. Esp...

February 23, 2020

Jesus reveals his divine light. A sign of his true nature and an encouragement for us to reveal our true nature, too.  "God became human so that we might become divine." Iranaeus, 2 CE

Today is the last Sunday after the Epiphany. The close of the variable season of...

February 20, 2020

If you were at church this past Sunday, you heard a hard gospel. Boldly, Jesus repeats the phrase, "You have heard it said....but I say to you" utilizing a style of midrash not very familiar to the ears of 21st century Christians. But the situations he reinterpret...

January 15, 2020

This morning is the feast of the Baptism of Jesus. And this occasion prompts an interesting question.  Why does Jesus need to be baptized?

Baptism is the forgiveness of sins. Does Jesus have sins to be forgiven? We don’t know anything about him between this moment, the...

January 7, 2020

When we listen with our hearts we connect with what rings true. The magi had courageous curiosity to follow their hearts into unknown and scary territory. Epiphany is the revelation that God's people are all people, called to follow the truth that connects our hearts.


December 25, 2019

Several people over the last few days have asked me if I’ve seen the Pew Research study on average sermon length in congregations across the country. The study, conducted earlier this year, analyzed sermons across denominations which they released this month in advance...

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