Changing The Picture of Life – A Sermon On Luke 13:10-17

I suspect we’ve all seen before and after pictures; before and after the diet or workout plan, before and after a re-model, before and after a particular event or experience. If you looked at my before St. Philip's pictures you'd…

Can I Get An “Amen”? – A Sermon On Luke 11:1-13

“Lord, teach us to pray,” one of the disciples asked Jesus in today’s gospel (Luke 11:1-13). I wonder what’s behind his request. When you reflect on your own life of prayer what do you imagine he’s really asking? In what…

Enlarging Life In Uvalde – A Sermon On Luke 8:26-39

It’s not too difficult to make some connections between the man in today’s gospel (Luke 8:26-29) and ourselves and what has happened in Uvalde. Though his circumstances may be different from ours, we’re not that different from him. The man…

What Then Should We Do? – A Sermon On Luke 3:7-18

Photo by Ray Fragapane on Unsplash Today’s gospel (Luke 3:7-18) is the continuation of last week’s gospel (Luke 3:1-6). They are two parts of the same story and I don't think we can fully understand today's without the context of last week's  Last…

Looking At The Landscape Of Our Lives – A Sermon On Luke 3:1-6

There’s a particular person in my life I sometimes just don’t want to be with. It’s often uncomfortable and sometimes scary to be together. There are times when I intentionally avoid this person. Sometimes I don’t like what I see…

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…

“Let Me See Again” – A Sermon On Mark 10:46-52

Healing the Blind Man of Jericho by Unknown Author - Codex Egberti, Fol 31, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons Most of you have heard enough of my preaching that you won’t be surprised when I tell you that I don’t want…

Jesus’ Prescription For Healing And Wholeness – A Sermon On Mark 9:38-50

Photo by Alexandros Chatzidimos from Pexels A friend of mine often says, “Sometimes the good news is bad news before it is good news.” That sure fits today’s gospel (Mark 9:38-50). Today’s gospel tells us that the prognosis is good…

What Causes You To Sigh? – A Sermon On Mark 7:24-37

Last week I had a phone conversation with a clergy colleague in the diocese. We have a close though slightly formal relationship. After we exchanged the usual and expected greetings and pleasantries I said to him, “So how are you,…

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