How you live your life matters

March 17, 2019

My job as your priest is not to be nice to you, but to tell you the truth. And the truth is this: how you live your life matters.

Readings for Lent 2 from Gen. 15:1-12, 17-18; Phil. 3:17-4:1; Luke 13:31-35. Preached by the Vicar of Holy Trinity Church Inwood on March 17, 2019.

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Un-shaming history

March 10, 2019

The origins of shame are a mystery so deep, they go back to the origin itself, but they do not go back to God.

Readings for Lent 1 from Deut. 26:1-11; Rom. 10:8b-13; Luke 4:1-13. Preached by the Vicar of Holy Trinity Church Inwood on March 10, 2019.

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Ash Wednesday: “Ten plain truths”

March 6, 2019

Lent is the time to speak plainly.

Readings for Ash Wednesday from Joel 2:1-2, 12-17; 2 Cor 5:20-6:10; Matt. 6:1-6, 16-21. Preached by the Vicar of Holy Trinity Church Inwood on March 6, 2019.

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The “pay it forward” scam

February 24, 2019

Loving our enemies adds something to their lives that is missing.

Readings for Epiphany 7 from Gen. 45:3-11,15; 1 Cor. 15:35-38, 42-50; Luke 6:27-38. Preached by the Vicar of Holy Trinity Church Inwood on February 24, 2019.

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Charity vs. ministry

February 17, 2019

We imitate Christ by substituting our blessings for the world's curses.

Readings for Epiphany 6 from Jer. 17:5-10; 1 Cor. 15:12-20; Luke 6:17-26. Preached by the Vicar of Holy Trinity Church Inwood on February 17, 2019.

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Old yearbooks

February 10, 2019

A true call builds confidence.

Readings for Epiphany 5 from Isaiah 6:1-13; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11. Preached by the Vicar of Holy Trinity Church Inwood on February 10, 2019.

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