The Reversals In Our Lives – A Sermon On Luke 1:39-55

The Visitation by Giotto - Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons Haven’t there been times in your life when a reversal grabbed your attention or captured your heart, and left you wondering, “What is going on here and how did this happen?” …

What Then Should We Do? – A Sermon On Luke 3:7-18

Photo by Ray Fragapane on Unsplash Today’s gospel (Luke 3:7-18) is the continuation of last week’s gospel (Luke 3:1-6). They are two parts of the same story and I don't think we can fully understand today's without the context of last week's  Last…

Looking At The Landscape Of Our Lives – A Sermon On Luke 3:1-6

There’s a particular person in my life I sometimes just don’t want to be with. It’s often uncomfortable and sometimes scary to be together. There are times when I intentionally avoid this person. Sometimes I don’t like what I see…

The Days Will Surely Come – A Sermon On Jeremiah 33:14-16

Photo by Simon Wilkes on Unsplash Do you ever feel like your life is out of kilter and you’re a hot mess? Do you ever feel like you’re out of sync with yourself, others, or God?   “The days will surely come,” says…

“Creator Of The Stars Of Night” – An Advent Chant

https://youtu.be/b0_-Szd53zU "Creator of the Stars of Night" is an Advent chant with words from the 9th century. The music, Conditor lame siderum, is plainsong chant, mode 4. This rendition is by two choir members of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Uvalde. Creator of the stars of…

Can I Get A Witness? – A Sermon On John 1:6-8, 19-28

When was the last time you could not help but tell about something you saw, heard, or experienced? It was simply more than you could hold or contain and you just couldn’t keep it to yourself. You had to tell about it. Before you answer, let me clarify what I am talking about and what I am not talking about. I’m not talking about a juicy scandal, scoop, or gossip. I’m not talking about what you heard or saw someone else say or do. And I’m not talking about simply recounting the events of your day.

New Life Emerges From The Dark – A Sermon On Mark 13:24-37

Today’s gospel, like all apocalyptic literature, takes us to those threshold moments that leave us wondering whether things are falling apart or falling into place. By now most of you know me well enough to know that my answer to that is, “Yes. Yes, they are.” I’m betting every one of you could tell a story about a threshold time in your life. I wonder what that threshold is for you today.

Filling The Jesus Gap – A Sermon On Matthew 11:2-11

The Third Sunday in Advent, Year A - Matthew 11:2-11 John the Baptist in Prison by Giousto de Menabuoi (1320–1391) John yelled at his disciples, “The Messiah is doing what!?” His voice escaped between the bars of his cell and…

Life Can Be Different – An Advent Sermon On Matthew 3:1-12

The Second Sunday in Advent, Year A - Matthew 3:1-12 By Visitor7 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons What if I preached like John the Baptist? What if I was as blunt and direct as he is? What…

Entering Advent In Hope – Fr. Daniel Berrigan

“It is not true that creation and the human family are doomed to destruction and loss— This is true: For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish…

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