Sermons by The Rev. Claire Nevin-Field


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A Very Imperfect Christmas

A Very Imperfect Christmas

Speaker: | December 24, 2019

The perfect world God created slipped away from us. We found ourselves East of Eden. But, remarkably, God did not turn to the angels and say, “dang, well, that whole human project didn’t work out...


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Holy Chaos

Holy Chaos

Speaker: | December 01, 2019

Christ is coming alright, but not as a cute little baby, but at an unexpected time in an apocalypse where one is taken and one remains.


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Our Eucharistic Planet

Our Eucharistic Planet

Speaker: | November 24, 2019

The Biblical poetic imagination has long pondered exactly how and who Jesus the Christ IS. John puts him squarely at and in the beginning—In the beginning was the Word—the principle of divine reason and creative...


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Holy Thirst

Holy Thirst

Speaker: | October 27, 2019

For all the good our private wells and spigots do for us, they can keep us from having neighbors. They keep us from the village well, where you have to wait your turn and find...


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The Problem with Gates

The Problem with Gates

Speaker: | September 28, 2019

Jesus said more about money, about wealth, than he did about any other moral issue of his day.  The gap between rich and poor seems to have bothered him more than stealing, lying, or any...


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Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Speaker: | September 15, 2019

Jesus being criticized yet again by the Pharisees for hanging out with lepers, tax collectors, prostitutes–and worse than just hanging out with them, he is eating with them. He has “received” them returning their hospitality...


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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...