Sermons tagged with ‘optimism’

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Being a People of Hope


Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year C 8 May 2022 Acts 9:36-43 Psalm 23 Revelation 7:9-17 John 10:22-30   I read a paper recently, originally delivered as a lecture in the summer of 2019. The author makes three suppositions, none of them happy ones. When he first delivered his address to a gathering of theologians, pastors, […]

Ash Wednesday, Year A – 1 March 2017


Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 or Isaiah 58:1-12 Psalm 51:1-17 2 Corinthians 5:20b—6:10 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21   It is never easy to leave people you love. That was true when Jackie and I were dating and had a long-distance relationship and we had to say good-bye after a visit, and it is true now. When I accepted […]