The Sunday Sermon: Stay Dangerous.

The Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas preaching her last sermon as SubDean27 Oct 2013 Sirach 35:12-17 2  Timothy 4:6-8,  16-18 Luke 18:9-14    I am already being poured out as a libation,and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. A … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon (Oct 13): Improvising in Exile

 October 13, 2013  St. Paul’s Cathedral, San Diego  Year C: Proper 23 (Jeremiah 29:1, 2-7 and Luke 17:11-19 Jeremiah’s words, at first hearing, have a pleasing ring to them. The little snippet we hear sounds pretty, and comforting: Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat from them; expand the family clan and … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: Clay to Pottery

Jeremiah 18:1-11 Philemon 1-21 Luke 14:25-33 A couple of years ago my husband Skip and I were having dinner at the restaurant in South Park with some friends. And after dinner as we were leaving, we looked across the street and lo and behold there was our own Deedra Hardman working in the pottery studio … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: How Do We Interpret the Present Time?

Proper 15/Year C  Jeremiah 23:23-29   Hebrews 11:29-12:2  Luke 12:49-56  Over the last week I listened to a podcast from professors at Luther Seminary about the readings this week aimed at preachers, and one of them somewhat facetiously said if the preacher had not already scheduled his or her summer vacation, this might be a good … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: Who is my neighbor?

Proper 10/Year C Deuteronomy 30:9-14 Colossians 1:1-14 Luke 10:25-37 There was a cartoon in The New Yorker a couple of years ago which featured what looked to be a middle aged man talking to an elderly woman in the mail area of their apartment building, and the man is saying to the woman, “Technically, my … READ MORE…

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