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 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
A sermon for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost One of the most powerful things we possess is our voice. This is why those who have power try and silence the voices of those who would rise to challenge them. Our voices are used to spread ideas, used to spread information, used to spread revolution, but … Continue reading voice
A sermon preached on the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Today’s lessons lay before us an important understanding of what it means to “practice what you preach” to use a common colloquialism. In the gospel we have the religious authorities trying to hold Jesus and his followers to an understanding of how … Continue reading commandment doers