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Living Water

A sermon preached on the Third Sunday in Lent at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Rockland, ME. Lections: Exodus 17:1-7, Psalm 95, Romans 5:1-11, and John 4:5-42. We’ve been having trouble with our sprinkler system. The pipes from which the sprinklers are affixed are filled with air. … Continue reading

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Born Again

A sermon preached on the Second Sunday in Lent at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Rockland, ME. Lections: Genesis 12:1-4a, Psalm 121, Romans 4:1-5, 13-17, and John 3:1-17. The rock critic and journalist Neal Karlen tells this story.* He grew up a devout and passionate Jew, but … Continue reading

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Temptations of the Spiritual Journey

A sermon preached on the First Sunday in Lent at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Rockland, ME. Lections: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7, Psalm 32, Romans 5:12-19, and Matthew 4:1-11. The name of the icon is “Ladder to Heaven,” and it dates from the 12th or 13th century. The … Continue reading

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Lenten Disciplines

A homily for Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017, offered at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Rockland, ME.  Lections: Joel 2:1-2,12-17, Psalm 103:8-14, 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10, and Matthew 6:1-6,16-21. So, why would you deliberately put yourself in temptation’s way? Why would you choose to give something up … Continue reading

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Glory on the Mountain

A sermon preached on the Last Sunday after the Epiphany at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Rockland, ME. Lections: Exodus 24:12-18, Psalm 99, 2 Peter 1:16-21, and Matthew 17:1-9. In my mid-20s, while still in my secular phase of life, I took a fellowship at the University … Continue reading

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