A sermon for the First Sunday in Lent, Luke 4:1-13 We begin Lent out in the wilderness with Christ. Christ has just been baptized, he is filled with the Holy Spirit, he has been recognized and named by God, and the Spirit leads him out into the wilderness to prepare for what is to come. … Continue reading temptations
A sermon for the Third Sunday of Advent, Luke 3:7-18 I want to start today’s sermon by re-reading the collect for the day: Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and … Continue reading Stir up
A sermon for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday after the Pentecost, Mark 13:1-8 The end must come first. There is no other way. You will be tempted to become alarmed, to follow those who would lead you astray because you cannot believe that more will happen, that it isn’t actually time yet for Christ to come, but … Continue reading birth pangs
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!