In light of the two grand jury decisions to not indict the police officers who killed two young black men, I’m posting tonight the text version of the sermon I preached at St. Lydia’s a few weeks ago. This is, after all, the first week of Advent. #blacklivesmatter (You can listen to the recording here). I’m so […]
I preached this sermon at St. Lydia’s in Brooklyn, NY on the First Sunday of Advent on the evenings of Sunday, November 9 and Monday, November 10. This recording is from the latter. The title is “The End is Near: Finding Our Voices in the Wilderness of Advent.” The Scripture is Jeremiah 33.14-16 NRSV. 14 The […]
Emily Scott, St. Lydia’s pastor, has quickly become one of my favorite sermon writers and preachers. Enjoy this sermon from Lent. I meant to post this earlier, of course. The World Ends a Little Bit Every Day. Here’s the beginning. Click above to read the rest at her blog, Sit and Eat. I preached this […]
The New Yorker – Cartoon by Eric Lewis. For….
This sermon was offered at St. Lydia’s in Brooklyn, New York on the first Sunday of Lent, February 17, 2013. Worry. Luke 12.13-34 I was an anxious child. I worried about being left alone. I worried about doing the right thing, whatever that was. I worried that other kids would pick on me. I worried. And as I […]
I like her sermons: http://sitandeat.typepad.com/blog/2012/04/ripeness-and-rot-.html
If you really want to learn how to write a convincing story for more people than you could ever convince is true or meaningful, learn to write a sermon. You’ll neither forge a more silvery tongue, nor craft a more deft set of instruments. Sermons are of the most dangerous rhetorics.