Sermons by The Rev. Claire Nevin-Field


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God Without Borders

God Without Borders

Speaker: | June 23, 2019

God is always in the last place we expect. In the last person we expect. This puzzles and, if we are honest, offends and annoys us. We like setting up boundaries and labels.


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God the What?

God the What?

Speaker: | June 16, 2019

The church had huge fights early on about what exactly the Trinity was and how we describe it. And not surprisingly, in cultures that were patriarchal, and councils that were made up entirely of men,...


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Hold the Note

Hold the Note

Speaker: | June 02, 2019

Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns. And I can’t imagine they were whispered songs but loud, strong hymns of faith, deliverance, freedom. “Ain’t gonna let nobody turn me around”. Songs sung while shackled...


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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...