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Cabinet of Colloquial Curiosities, I: Zenobia

Date: February 28, 2021

Bible Text: John 1:43–51 |

The inspiration for our Lenten Sermon Series at Kenilworth Union comes from Paul Anthony Jones’ The Cabinet of Calm: Soothing Words for Troubled Times (2020), where  this British author compiles 51 mostly extinct English words that for various reasons faded from our common vocabulary over the centuries, but which might nonetheless speak a word of

Help, Thanks, Wow! The Lord’s Prayer, II: How’d You Know My Name?

Date: January 10, 2021

Bible Text: Exodus 3:1–15 |

Katie Lancaster’s sabbatical project that she is working on while she’s away from us is called Prayer in Uncertain Times. A very relevant topic, right for the times we’re going through, and so out of solidarity with Katie, Christine, and I are preaching a sermon series during Epiphany which is called Help, Thanks, Wow! The Lord’s Prayer. Help,

Advent Practices for the Shortest Days and Darkest Nights, VI:
Embrace the Darkness

Date: December 24, 2020

Bible Text: Genesis 1:1–5; John 1:1–5, 14 |

Right now the earth is hurtling through space at 67,000 miles per hour in its ellipse around the sun and rotating on its axis at 1,000 miles per hour. Imagine that: you and I, right now, apparently stationary, are racing around at 1,000 miles per hour in a tight circle and at 67,000 miles per

Advent Practices for the Shortest Days and Darkest Nights, IV:
Look Up At The Night Sky

Date: December 13, 2020

Bible Text: Luke 2:8–14; Matthew 2:1–12 |

The Visit of the Wise Men In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.”

Advent Practices for the Shortest Days and Darkest Nights, III:
Sleep and Dreams

Date: December 6, 2020

Bible Text: Matthew 1:18–25 |

The Story of Joseph Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to