Am I Really Who I Say I Am? – A Sermon On John 18:33-37

Photo by freestocks on Unsplash Do you ever feel like you are one person here and another person over there? Do you sometimes change who you are and how you present yourself depending on where you and who you are with? I suspect…

Sheep Or Goat? Yes We Are – A Sermon On Matthew 25:31-46

So what do you make of today’s gospel (Matthew 25: 31-46)? Is Jesus separating the good from the bad? Is Jesus saying some are welcome and included in the kingdom but others are rejected and excluded? Is Jesus keeping score of what we’ve done and left undone and then handing out rewards and punishment? And if he is, are you in or out, a sheep or a goat? I wonder if we’ve misunderstood what’s happening when Jesus separates. Maybe the separation Jesus makes doesn’t look a thing like the separations we usually make. Maybe the purpose of the separation Jesus makes is the exact opposite of the purpose for which we often make separations.

Choices – A Sermon on Matthew 25:31-46

Last week I was on the way home from running some errands. I stopped for the light at the square and a young man walked across the street in front of me. I recognized him as one of "the least of these." I recognized him as the guy who came by my office just few days before. I recognized him as the same guy who had come by the office five or six times in the last week and a half. I recognized him as the one to whom I said, "I will not help you and you need to leave."

The Truth Does Not Belong to Us – A Sermon on John 18:33-37

“Are you the King of the Jews?” (From John 18:33-37, the gospel for Christ the King Sunday) It’s a simple question and Pilate wants a simple answer, a simple truth. Yes or no. You either are or you aren’t. Which…

Playing King of the Hill – A Sermon for the Feast of Christ the King, Luke 23:33-43

The collect and reading for the Feast of Christ the King, the last Sunday after Pentecost, may be found here. The appointed gospel is Luke 23:33-43. When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus…

The Feast of Christ the King

Today is the Last Sunday in the Season after Pentecost. Although, it is not a formally recognized feast day in the Book of Common Prayer, today is often celebrated as the Feast of Christ the King. The collect and readings…

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