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July 23, 2017

Unresolved

Unresolved

In the heat of the summer, especially during a week like we’ve just had, all you want to do is stay inside in the air conditioning. More and more, at least if you’re like me, that means streaming television. And if we’re really getting honest, that means binge-watching television. You know you have a problem […]

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February 5, 2017

The Road Back to Me?

The Road Back to Me?

Most men dread the visit to the doctor for an annual physical. Nobody likes to be poked and prodded and stuck with needles. But more than that, the physical is a judgment on how you are doing. You’ve got to answer questions about your lifestyle,(still looking for the right “balance”) food and drink intake (too […]

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October 9, 2016

A Disease of Perception

A Disease of Perception

It’s complicated—that’s the best that can be said about the father/daughter relationship that has been on my mind this week. The father inherited a big company and the daughter worked with her father after he divorced her mother. They had some nasty public arguments and he seemed to be her harshest critic. The father was […]

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October 18, 2015

Held Hostage on Lake Waccamaw

Held Hostage on Lake Waccamaw

This sermon was preached on Oct 18, 2015 at Christ Episcopal Church, Charlottesville.

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August 30, 2015

The Gospel of Blame Shifting

The Gospel of Blame Shifting

Woody Allen once said, “My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.” Allen is on to the same thing that Jesus says in this morning’s gospel reading. In response to the Pharisees, he delivers perhaps his most revolutionary insight into human nature. It might be summed up like this. He is […]

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August 3, 2015

You Are The Man

You Are The Man

If there’s anything more reckless than preaching about David and Bathsheba in church, it’s preaching about David and Bathsheba in church for two Sundays in a row. If you were here last week, you heard Dave Zahl preach a remarkable sermon on this story about God’s irrationally gracious use of broken vessels like you and […]

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March 8, 2015

House of Cards and the Power of God

House of Cards and the Power of God

I’m going to preach this morning on one line from St. Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. It is a verse that describes a tension addressed in various ways in scripture: living by the flesh vs. spirit, living in the world but not of the world, walking by faith rather than sight. We experience life […]

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