Sermons tagged with ‘resurrection’

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The Gardener and the Healing of the Cosmos

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Resurrection of the Lord, Year C 17 April 2022 Isaiah 65:17-25 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 John 20:1-18   I have on occasion mused that when we retire, whenever that may be, we should move to some place with fertile soil, and predictable rainfall, and begin to grow our own food. My wife laughed […]

The Last Enemy is Death

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All Saints Sunday, Year B 7 November 2021 Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 24 Revelation 21:1-6a John 11:32-44   Since I grew up in one country and have made my home in another, I have always had an interest in the differences between cultures. And being a pastor and burying people I have always been intrigued with […]

The Peace of Christ

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Second Sunday of Easter, Year B 11 April 2021 Acts 4:32-35 Psalm 133 1 John 1:1-2:2 John 20:19-31   The disciples are behind locked doors. They are afraid the authorities will come for them, too. It is a small miracle that they are no longer scattered but are together again. It would be easier to […]

Fear and Amazement

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The Resurrection of the Lord, Year B 4 April 2021 Acts 10:34-43 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Mark 16:1-8   On Good Friday, shortly after our service, I received a call from CNKW about whether I would be available for a short interview in the afternoon. The call was brief, and I was told […]

People of Hope

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Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year A 17 May 2020 Acts 17:22-31 Psalm 66:8-20 1 Peter 3:13-22 John 14:15-21   I do not take pride in the fact that I expected Donald Trump to win the last American election. And one could say that the fact that I did, makes me a pessimist. But I don’t […]

The World Made Whole

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Resurrection of the Lord, Year A 12 April 2020 Acts 10:34-43 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-18   When I was on my internship I preached every other week and I got to choose the hymns for those Sundays. Well, I was a new immigrant and I didn’t know our hymn book very well, […]

Divine Tears, Divine Love

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Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year A 29 March 2020 Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 130 Romans 8:6-11 John 11:1-45   I did not grow up with the King James Version of the Bible. The version I grew up with was a revision of Martin Luther’s translation of the Bible. And although I generally favour a translation closer […]

Believing in the life with Jesus

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1 April 2018 Resurrection of Our Lord, Easter Day Acts 10:34-43 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Mark 16:1-8   Rudolf Bultmann was a good man. He was a brilliant theologian and one of my professors said about his own published dissertation about Bultmann’s theology that when he wrote his dissertation he had not yet […]

Easter Day, Year A, 16 April 2017

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Acts 10:34-43 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 Colossians 3:1-4 Matthew 28:1-10   We live in a time when it does not seem easy to proclaim the Christian faith, though I doubt that it ever was. It may have been that Christianity was the only game in town (though that certainly was not the situation of the early […]