Sermon on Snot-nosed Children, Insecurity and The Lap of God

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  NBW sermon 9-23-2012 <——click here to listen along. (sermons are a spoken art form) A couple days ago I called my friend Kae so we could talk about this Gospel reading where Jesus takes a child in his arms and teaches the disciples that if they welcome a child in his name they welcome God.  [Read More...]

Parking Day Eucharist

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Tomorrow (Friday Sept 21st) House for All Sinners and Saints will be participating in Parking Day www.parkingday.org , a day when the people take over metered parking spaces as community space. We will be holding a Eucharist at 8a, noon, and 4:30. Please check Twitter and Facebook for exact locations 30 minutes in advance. (downtown Denver or [Read More...]

Sermon for the ordination of Matthew Nickoloff

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Matthew was the Vicar (seminary intern) for 14 months at House for All Sinners and Saints and this past Thursday I was honored to preach at his ordination.  He is planting a church now in Rochester, NY.  You can “like” a page on Facebook called South Wedge Mission to learn more.  Literally today is his [Read More...]

Sometimes It Hurts; a Sermon on Healing

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  NBW sermon 9-9-12 <——-click here to listen along.  Sermons are a spoken act.   31Then he returned from the region of Tyre, and went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. 32They brought to him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged [Read More...]

“This teaching is HARD, who can accept it” – a sermon on the Eucharist

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NBW Sermon 8-26-2012 <CLICK HERE to listen along.  Sermons are a spoken event!! In the last couple weeks, many of us here have been lucky enough to see a musical called The Book of Mormon.  It’s an irreverent and profoundly funny look at the culture of religion in general and the origins of a distinctly American [Read More...]

Sermon on Eternal Life and Living Like Liberace With Your Mom and Her Friends Forever

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Jesus said to them, 7Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life. 48I am the bread of life.   When I was in my twenties and totally out of control and pretty much estranged from my conservative Christian parents I used to joke about how my mom would try and guilt me into [Read More...]

Sermon about Mary Magdalen, the masacre in our town, and defiant alleluias

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But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look* into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. They said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping?’ She said to them, ‘They [Read More...]

Sermon on Salome, Herod, and the Beheading of John the Baptist

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  NB-W Sermon 7_16_2012 <—-Click here to listen along.  Sermons are are spoken art form. When Harper was born we decorated the nursery in a Noah’s Ark theme…images of Noah and of animals entering a large wooden boat 2×2.  It’s a common enough decorating scheme for kid’s rooms.  I mention it because this week at Bible [Read More...]

Obama Care and why Churches Don’t Need to Be Political Mono-Cultures

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House for All Sinners and Saints, the congregation I serve as Pastor, is a pretty progressive bunch of folks.  The culture of the congregation skews liberal – so when a thing like the SCOTUS ruling that the Affordable Care Act was indeed constitutional happens, my Facebook newsfeed lights up with one celebration after the other. [Read More...]

A Blessing of the Bicycles

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Urban biking is not without peril.  Many of my parishioners rely exclusively on human-powered transportation and do so while competing for road space with motorized vehicles.  As a way of acknowledging the inherent goodness of God’s gifts of life and health and the humble but elegant bicycle we decided to conduct a Blessing of the [Read More...]


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