Sermons by The Rev. Claire Nevin-Field


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Holy Hating

Holy Hating

Speaker: | September 08, 2019

There is nothing bad about a safe, warm environment. Nor is there anything bad about being polite and kind. But that is not what Jesus was all about, not the vision Jesus has for his...


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Repairers and Rebuilders

Repairers and Rebuilders

Speaker: | August 25, 2019

We are a people of divisions, breaches.  As with Isaiah’s people many, perhaps all, of our breaches are at root our failure, our refusal, to see those who are different from us as equal, as...


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Enough

Enough

Speaker: | August 04, 2019

In Hosea’s time things were bad: priests and religious leaders were running amok and exploiting the poor and the weak—interpreting scripture to justify their own prejudices and desires, creating rules to ensure they remained on...


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Unequal and UnGodly

Unequal and UnGodly

Speaker: | July 21, 2019

Amos was living in a society where the gap between rich and poor was massive. Amos can clearly see that the health of the market, the health of the few, has become far more important...


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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...