Do You Not Perceive It?

The following is a sermon I preached for my class – Principalities, Powers, and Preaching – at Duke Divinity School. A reading from Mark 6:14-29 14 King Herod heard of it, for Jesus’[c] name had become known. Some were[d] saying, “John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; and for this reason these powers are at work […]

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Sexual Assault & Casting Stones

By now, all of you have heard or read about the Trump Tape. In the wake of Trump’s locker room talk sexual assault, several key figures of the Republican brass have pulled their endorsements (or refused to defend him). However, a few key leaders within the Religious Right have taken a different approach. “We’re all […]

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Thanksgiving & The Eucharist

Once again Thanksgiving is upon us. Inevitably, the next few days will be spent traveling, visiting family, and eating (if you’re from the south, lots of eating). However, no matter where you are from, I’d like to suggest that eating may be the most important thing you do this week. When we gather around the […]

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Sermon: The Sins of Ahab

I’ve never used this space for sermons. In fact, its been several months since I’ve used this space at all. So why not use it for a sermon? This is a sermon I delivered for my homiletics class at Duke Divinity. My assigned lectionary texts were: 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a Psalm 5:1-8 Galatians 2:15-21 Luke […]

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Prayers for the People

LEADER: Lord God, the world trembles out of control. The violence builds, some by terrorists, some by greed, some by intolerance, violence on every side. We believe that you, who hovered over the chaos bringing out of it beauty, life, and order, stand in the midst of out-of-control violence as One who is steadfast, loyal, […]

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