Sermon: Losers, Amish and the Reign of Christ

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Click here to listen along —-> 2013-11-24 nbw sermon 33When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. [[ 34Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing."]] And they cast lots to [Read More...]

Sermon for All Saints Sunday: Small Acts of Love

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Click here to listen along——-> 2013-11-3 NBW Sermon hfass 2-1 A stanza From the great hymn For All The Saints: O blest communion, fellowship divine! We feebly struggle, but they in glory shine; Yet all are one in Thee, for all are Thine. Alleluia, Alleluia!   So, I’m a sucker for a good saint and many [Read More...]

Reformation Day Sermon on How Jesus’ Teachings Should Come With a Warning Label

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2013-10-27 NBW HFASS Sermon 2 <—– click here to listen along. This week I began to think that Jesus’ teachings should really come with a warning label. Perhaps something like, Caution! Contents may cause extreme discomfort if actually ingested. See, in our Gospel for today, Luke tells us that this parable was told to some who [Read More...]

Pastrix (extended) book tour (and ham raffle)

Ok folks. Happy to announce that I will also be coming to LA, DC, NYC and Philly soon! Spread the word to anyone you know in these cities who might want to listen to me gab or maybe just win a cassette tape of The Ramones. October 29th 7p: LA area All Saints Church 132 [Read More...]

Thank You. (a sermon)

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2013-10-13 nbw HFASS sermon 2 <—–click here to listen along. This week one of you apologetically mentioned that you have been meaning to write me a thank-you note about something  – and given our Gospel reading about the grateful leper who came back and thanked Jesus, I began thinking about what a terrible thank-you note writer [Read More...]

a Sermon on Faith, Doubt, and Mustard Seed Necklaces

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2013-10-06 nbw hfass sermon 2 <—-click here to hear a real, live preacher. When I was a little girl, I was given a small necklace.  It was a Christian necklace, see, but it held, not a little gold cross or a silver Jesus fish symbol-thing. No.  Hanging from this gold chain was a small, clear, plastic [Read More...]

Sermon: Field Notes on Grace from 10 days on the Road

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2013-09-22 NBW hfass sermon <—- click here to listen along (the laughter at HFASS is totally worth hearing) Just for the record I really did try this week while on countless airplanes and in countless hotel rooms to steal 20 minutes here and there and write a proper sermon as though I was really here in [Read More...]

Sermon About How Totally Uncool We Are

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2013-09-01 2-1<—–Click here to listen along! I have this friend Caitlin who tends to just tell me the truth about things,  which isn’t always comfortable. Caitlin and I close friends but are really different people, and years ago we were both planning our 40th birthday parties – mine was a roller disco party at a [Read More...]

Sermon on the Parameters We Prefer For Jesus to Work Under

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    2013-08-25 NBW HFASS Sermon<—–Click here to listen along (and delight yourself with how much I botched one of the paragraphs) I have to say, one of my very favorite things about Jesus is how he does whatever he wants to and could really give a hell about how other people feel about it. [Read More...]

Pastrix (limited) Book Tour!

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Hello friends! 20 days until my book, Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint, comes out and I take off for book events in a few cities. I’m excited to share this book – a theological memoir about my life and faith and that of others who God has put in my [Read More...]


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