A sermon for the Twenty-Fifth Sunday After the Pentecost, Mark 12:38-44 The gospel lesson this morning is harsh. Live into your faith, fully, completely, without hesitation, without boasting and strutting for all to see, with the greatest self-sacrifice, with the commitment to truly be a person of faith, forgoing the expectations of the watching public … Continue reading appearances
A weekly Rector's Notes reflection for November 5, 2018 As part of this “Election Day-Eve” edition of my weekly rector’s notes, I want to talk a little bit about what politics and the church DO have to say to each other. Our lives are constantly bombarded by election news. Signs for candidates are going up … Continue reading vote!
A homily from the Service of Remembrance, held on All Souls, November 2, 2018 Romans 8:14-19, 34-35, 37-39 The hope of the resurrection constantly stands before us. It inspires the beautiful music we hear this evening. It drives us to seek out experiences of shared hope in the service we offer together tonight. It is … Continue reading service of remembrance
A sermon for the 23rd Sunday after the Pentecost, Mark 10:46-52 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on … Continue reading Bartimaeus
A sermon for the Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost, Mark 10:35-45 Jesus gives his life as a ransom for ours. How can our lives possibly be that valuable? How is it that one man can sacrifice himself in place of us, and not just us, but all of us? How is it that this act of … Continue reading serve