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Humility: A sermon for Ash Wednesday, 2018

The practice of wearing ashes is a very old one, older than the church itself. Wearing ashes is a traditional Jewish practice, one used as a way of signifying to the rest of the world that you are in a state of repentance, fasting and sacrifice. We carry on the tradition, not out of blind obligation or because we always do it, but because this practice is important. The reasoning for it is in 2 Corinthians.
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Ash Wednesday Sermon: Clean Heart, Dirty Forehead

If Jesus saw us today, I bet he would have good chuckle to himself. Reading this passage from the Sermon on the Mount, and from Joel, and from the other scriptures, it all seems a bit of a paradox. Over … Continue reading

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Lent, Day 1: Fanfare for the Common Sinner

From ashes we have come, and to ashes we shall return. Repent and believe the gospel. Today, during our Ash Wednesday services, I’ll be saying these words as I impose the ashes on my parishioners’ forehead. Over and over again, … Continue reading

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