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Sermon – Mount Nebo

Sermon on Deuteronomy 34.1-12 A note from Jamie Howison: This sermon includes something of a landmark quote from the final speech delivered by Martin Luther King, Jr. Audio of that speech is included in this post, and I’d highly recommend you

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“To God the things that are God’s”

A Sermon on Matthew 22:15-22 I n our cultural context, conversations about money tend often to be awkward, and even more so when that “conversation” comes in the shape of a sermon. Money is a hot button topic, but this

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Thanksgiving?

A Sermon on Matthew 22.1-14 I ’m not sure if you arrived here tonight expecting a Thanksgiving service, with scripture readings emphasizing the bounty of the harvest, God’s goodness, and a general spirit of thankfulness; if you did, the two

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Summer day camp – Year 4

A report by Corinne Plett “W e’re turning this place into a camp!”  Those words started it all. As a family we enjoy many sports including climbing and mountain biking.  So when we moved to the country a number of

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“As a Gentile and a tax collector”

A sermon on Matthew 18:15-20 F irst of all, a bit of an apology. The way the lectionary cycle of readings is set up, the next several weeks are going present this preacher with a serious conundrum. Week after week,

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Sermon – I will be there

A Sermon on Exodus 3:1-15 A few back weeks back when I was winding up a series of sermons based in Paul’s epistle to the Romans, I made the observation that as a preacher I tend to be drawn to

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Sermon – Paul’s midrash

A sermon on Romans 10.5-15 L arry Campbell claims that in the church in which he grew up, his Baptist pastor preached on the Epistle to the Romans for eight consecutive years; eight years. The very idea simply boggles my mind.

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Sermon – the wild olive shoot

A sermon on Romans 9:1-5 A s was the case a couple of weeks ago, with the forecast suggesting that this was going to be a hot and humid night, I decided to craft a slightly shorter sermon than usual… Oh

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Revolution

The last of three essays by Davis Plett I n the first of these three essays, I said that I would attempt to describe three things: a problem (the darkness and desertion of the adolescent), a solution (poetry to give

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Magic

The second of three essays by Davis Plett I n the last essay, I attempted to show the sealed door that exists between the adult and the teenager: the sorry plight both of the adolescent world, its chosen and unchosen

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The Trial of the Goblin

The first of three essays by Davis Plett “Well,” she said, “I am seventeen and crazy.”  Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury T his is the first of three essays which will attempt to present a problem, a solution and a

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I do not understand my actions.

A sermon on Romans 7:15-25a O ver the next month and a half, the lectionary cycle of readings will take us into the Letter of Paul to the Romans. I’m not sure why the lectionary designers thought it a good idea

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At Odds with the World

Sermon text – At Odds with the World A note from Jamie Howison: This is the text of a sermon, preached on the Feast of Corpus Christi, June 23, 2011, atSt Michael and All Angels Anglican Church. St Michael’s stands in

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“No wonder we love circuses…”

An introductory note: This sermon contains an extended excerpt from Robert Farrar Capon’s book, The Third Peacock. While this excerpt places a great deal of emphasis on the goodness and delight of creation, it is important to note that the subtitle of Capon’s

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We Are All Pentecostals

Sermon – We are all Pentecostals… T hough tonight we’re gathered together in an Anglican context, using the liturgical prayers of the Anglican tradition, we’re all Pentecostals. Though many here are more likely to self-identify as Mennonite or maybe Baptist

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Sermon – “In whom we live”

a sermon on Acts 17:22-34 W henever I am called upon to open a meeting with prayer, I almost always find myself  beginning with something like this: “Almighty God, still the hearts and minds of your people gathered here, and make

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