There is a long, very long, history in the church of trying to diminish the very challenging scripture we have heard this morning. Specifically this piece: “Then Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” And the disciples were … Continue reading a camel & a needle
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A sermon for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany, Matthew 17:1-9 Have you ever been to the top of the mountain? I have. I wouldn’t be standing before you without having been there. In fact, I keep going back to the mountaintop to fill my being with the glory and radiance of Christ that is … Continue reading the mountaintop
A sermon for the Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost, Luke 21:5-19 Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us … Continue reading endurance in vulnerability
A weekly Rector's Notes Article The first Sunday of the program year of the Church (which for decades has conveniently followed the school-year calendar) has many names and traditions tied to it: Kick Off Sunday (it's the fall, football has started...), Welcome Back Sunday (all you heathens that stayed away all summer), Homecoming Sunday (again, … Continue reading Kick Off Sunday!