Doubting Thomas, Easter, Resurrection, Easter 2A, Doubt, John 20:19-31

Get Out Of The House! – A Sermon on John 20:19-31

I wonder, one week after Easter, what has Christ’s resurrection done for us? Is your life different? Do you see and engage the world in new ways? What difference has the empty tomb made in your life over the last week? When I look at my life it looks a whole like it did last Sunday, the week before, and the week before that. And when I look at the world it looks pretty much the same as before. Continue reading Get Out Of The House! – A Sermon on John 20:19-31

Sermon, Resurrection, Easter, Believing, John 20:19-31

He Came Back – A Sermon on John 20:19-31

John 20:19-31 Alleluia. Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia. It just sort of rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it? Alleluia. Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia. It was the highpoint of last week’s Easter liturgy. It was today’s opening acclamation and will be for the next several weeks. But here’s what I wonder. Is it really that simple? That … Continue reading He Came Back – A Sermon on John 20:19-31

Icon of Thomas touching Jesus

Struggling to Believe the Resurrection, John 20:19-31

“Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.” That one sentence has left Thomas forever labeled Doubting Thomas. That’s the Thomas with whom we are most familiar. Maybe, however, there’s another side to Thomas, a twin, that we often overlook. That’s the … Continue reading Struggling to Believe the Resurrection, John 20:19-31

Seen and Touched – A Sermon on John 20:19-31 for the Second Sunday of Easter

The collect and readings for the Second Sunday of Easter may be found here. The following sermon is based on John 20:19-31. I’m not exactly sure why, because I usually say no, but yesterday I agreed to participate in a telephone survey about politics. In response to one of the demographics questions I said that I was a priest. At the end of the survey … Continue reading Seen and Touched – A Sermon on John 20:19-31 for the Second Sunday of Easter