Dynamic Downtown Worship in the Anglican Tradition

Sermons by The Rev. David Booman

The Troubling of Israel

We hear a lot about ‘speaking the truth in love,’ but what does it mean and what does it look like? Today we will consider how God calls us to be public witnesses to the truth, comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable. With integrity and grace, how can we strike the right balance as Jesus did? Spread the Word…

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Saying “Grace”

Awkward! Have you ever experienced a moment of supreme discomfort when a friend or family member did something that made you cringe? Where you wanted to shrink into the woodwork? Imagine God himself being involved in something ‘cringeworthy.’ In our gospel reading, this is precisely what happens as Jesus tolerates ‘inappropriate’ attentions. Sunday we will…

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A Time for Talents

A Time for Talents How do we live in times of prolonged waiting, crisis, or uncertainty? Do we hunker down and wait out the storm? Do we live with reckless abandon? Or is there another way? In the last days of his earthly life, Jesus spoke directly to this question in his parable of the…

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When Siblings Collide

Sibling rivalry is as old as the hills. From Cain and Abel to the present, these domestic dynamics are often explosive and heartbreaking. Sunday we will look at the dysfunctional story of Jacob and Esau and find that even in the brokenness, the Lord is still working. Indeed, today He invites us to grapple honestly…

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Does God Ask For To Much

The binding of Isaac is one of the most shocking passages of Scripture. For over three thousand years believers (and unbelievers) have wrestled fiercely with the text. Many have condemned it as primitive and barbaric, an ugly example of a near-patricide. Others have tried to find some silver lining in the Lord’s chilling words. Today…

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