Sermons tagged with ‘imagination’

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Seeing and Imagination


Proper 24 (29), Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, Year A 18 October 2020 Exodus 33:12-23 Psalm 99 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Matthew 22:15-22   There is a quote from the Talmud, an ancient text that comments and expands on the Rabbinic law, that says, “We do not see things as they are. We see things as we […]

The Imagination of Faith


Fourth Sunday of Advent 24 December 2017 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 Luke 1:46b-55 Romans 16:25-27 Luke 1:26-38   I never quite got into comic strips. Since my parents did not have any around when I was growing up, I never read them, and since I never read them, I never got them when I finally […]

The Nativity of our Lord, Christmas Eve, Year A – 2016


Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 (11) Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 (15-20)   I was listening to the radio last week. I was driving home late and they were replaying part of one of the morning shows. The talked about the kind of year it’s been: Syria. Turkey. / Berlin. Brexit. / Trump. Putin. / Clinton. Climate. […]

Fourth Sunday of Advent – 18 Dec 2016


Isaiah 7:10-16 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 (7) Romans 1:1-7 Matthew 1:18-25   I have shared a little about my growing up in the church. My parents were not raised in the church, nor were their parents, though officially all of them were members of the church. They were baptized, married, and buried in the church. Without […]

Third Sunday of Advent – 11 December 2016


Isaiah 35:1-10 Psalm 146:5-10 (8) or Luke 1:46b-55 (47) James 5:7-10 Matthew 11:2-11   I grew up in the church. My parents were not churched, nor were their parents, but somehow through the daycare of the neighbourhood church they found their way into the church. We had youth group every Saturday. I was born at […]