Category Archives: Sermons

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

[Something like a sermon, on Genesis 9:8-17, the Uniform Series text for Sunday, September 3] Does God learn? That’s a hard question, and maybe a trick question. If God has the characteristics that classical theology has classically ascribed to God … Continue reading

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Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

[A sermon on the Uniform Series text for today, Acts 10:19-33.] Hate has been making the news of late. But hate is not a new problem. It’s as old – well, almost as old – as humanity itself. We might … Continue reading

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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

[A sermon on Acts 8:26-40, the Uniform Series text for Sunday, August 13, 2017.] What in the world are we supposed to make of this story? This peculiar story about a meeting, as it turns out, an appointment, arranged by … Continue reading

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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

[Something a little less than a sermon on the Uniform Series text for this Sunday, Acts 6:1-8:] As we look in on this episode from Acts, this story of the life of the early Church, here’s what we see: a … Continue reading

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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

[ A sermon on Amos 7:10-17, delivered at a small church in southern Indiana …} This episode in the life of Amos is a lesson in heroism. Not the kind of heroism that runs into burning buildings and pulls people … Continue reading

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

[A sermon on the Uniform Series text, Ezekiel 3:1-11, delivered at a small church in southern Indiana.] There is a famous story from ancient Greece – actually, supposedly from about the 4th century – about Alexander the Great and the … Continue reading

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

[A sermon partly on Jeremiah 1:4-10, delivered at a small church in southern Indiana] We’re continuing to look at stories of God’s calling in the Bible; this is the prophet Jeremiah’s autobiographical account of his call, which came in the … Continue reading

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