Sermon, Mark 13:24-37, Spiritual Formation, Advent 1B, Season of Advent, End of the World, Fall of the Temple

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 inner life takes us from darkness to light. It means we are always trying to move beyond the world of external appearances to deep insight … Continue reading Advent, the Season of Necessary Endings – A Sermon on Mark 13:24-37

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 to God, he said, “As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another; all … Continue reading Stone By Stone God Rebuilds Our Temple – A Sermon On Luke 21:5-19