Sermons by The Rev. Claire Nevin-Field


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Learned Ignorance

Learned Ignorance

Speaker: | May 12, 2019

Despite the fact that many people assume I must have a good idea of what exactly life after life looks like, I really don’t. Even Jesus didn’t really say too much about it. So what...


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Beginning with Breakfast

Beginning with Breakfast

Speaker: | May 05, 2019

This Gospel breakfast story is absolutely full of clues for all those times we are stuck in the sea in the middle of the night, afraid we have come to the end of something with...


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Dazzling Darkness

Dazzling Darkness

Speaker: | April 21, 2019

Whatever the resurrection was and is—its fullness lies in holy darkness, shielded from our eyes. All we can know is that somehow, in an ancient tomb on a dark night, God worked in secret to...


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Isn't Love Enough?

Isn’t Love Enough?

Speaker: | April 14, 2019

The Gospel story we are about to hear is a catalogue of grief and abject failure. It begins well enough with a meal, though that takes an odd turn when Jesus starts to talk about...


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Let Go and Come In

Let Go and Come In

Speaker: | March 31, 2019

Jesus’ parable is more the Parable of the Dysfunctional Family than anything else. A weak father. An absent mother and wife, and two out of control sons. Yet this father is willing to sacrifice his...


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Temptation and Power

Temptation and Power

Speaker: | March 10, 2019

Luke does not describe what Jesus saw when the Tempter shows up. Luke doesn’t even say if Jesus knew exactly what he was going toe-to-toe with—perhaps the Tempter maintained a clever disguise, even showed up...


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What God Can Do With Dust

What God Can Do With Dust

Speaker: | March 06, 2019

As the ashy grit is smeared on our foreheads we hear the words “remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return”. These ashes are smeared on anyone who comes forward, infants to...


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Called for What?

Called for What?

Speaker: | February 10, 2019

Talking about “call” may not be something most people spend a lot of time angsting over—it seems too churchy. Surely it only applies to those who want to be deacons or priests. But “call” put...


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Strangers, Foreigners, Jesus

Strangers, Foreigners, Jesus

Speaker: | February 03, 2019

Recognizing the Christ in others is not simply an exercise in getting misty eyed at those who have unexpectedly helped us, it is recognizing the Christ in those offensive people God has a knack for...