Sermons tagged with ‘call’

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God’s Peculiar People


The Transfiguration of Our Lord, Year B 14 February 2021 2 Kings 2:1-12 Psalm 50:1-6 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 Mark 9:2-9   The first time I remember articulating that I wanted to be a pastor was when I was in grade one. The boys in the class were talking about what they wanted to be when […]

Certainty and Presence


Deuteronomy 18 9 When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you must not learn to imitate the abhorrent practices of those nations. 10No one shall be found among you who makes a son or daughter pass through fire, or who practises divination, or is a soothsayer, or an […]

Power, vocation, and location


Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B 24 January 2021 Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Psalm 62:5-12 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20 Mark gets down to business quickly. He announces what he is writing about, establishes a connection to the prophesy of Isaiah, introduces John the Baptizer, who baptizes Jesus, has Jesus withdraw into the wilderness for […]

Call, Community, and Transformation


Third Sunday after Epiphany / Proper 3 21 January 2018 Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Psalm 62:5-12 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20   Years ago I attended a funeral for the grandmother of our son’s girlfriend at the time. The grandma and her husband had been on a journey through a variety of conservative Christian denominations and […]