Crucifixion, A Love Story – A Sermon for Good Friday; John 18:1-19:42

The collect and readings for Good Friday may be found here. The following sermon is based on John 18:1 - 19:42. I have come to believe that the crucifixion did not kill Jesus. Crucifixion is merely the external force and…

Watch for Snakes – A Sermon for Lent 4B; Numbers 21:4-9 and John 3:14-21

The collect and readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent may be found here. The following sermon is based on Numbers 21:4-9 and John 3:14-21. When I drive to Corpus Christi I usually stop at a little rest area alongside…

A Sermon for Good Friday, John 18:1-19:42

The collect and readings for Good Friday may be found here. The appointed gospel is John 18:1-19:42. What do you see when you look at the cross? The sin of the world? Suffering, pain, loss? Sorrow, separation, death? To some…

A Sermon for Tuesday in Holy Week, John 12:20-33

The collect and readings for Tuesday in Holy Week may be found here. The appointed gospel is John 12:20-33. Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from…

The Crucifixion by St. John of the Cross

This drawing was made by St. John of the Cross, probably between 1574 and 1577. He was praying in a loft overlooking the sanctuary at the Monastery of the Incarnation in Avila, Spain.  He received a vision and then sketched…

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