Sermons by The Rev. Claire Nevin-Field


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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...


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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,...