Do Not Be Alarmed – A Sermon On Mark 13:1-8

Photo by Joseph Chan on Unsplash Do not be alarmed. That’s the first thing I have to say about today’s gospel (Mark 13:1-8). And it’s the same thing Jesus told the disciples. “Do not be alarmed.” Do not be disturbed…

Advent, the Season of Necessary Endings – A Sermon on Mark 13:24-37

By now most of you probably know that the primary focus of my priesthood and ministry is the growth and development of our inner life. It’s the core of my preaching, teaching, and our life together at St. Philip’s. The…

Stone By Stone God Rebuilds Our Temple – A Sermon On Luke 21:5-19

The collect and readings for yesterday, proper 28C, the twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost may be found here. The appointed gospel is Luke 21:5-19. When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated…

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