What Haunts You Today? – A Sermon On Mark 6:14-29

Seventh Sunday After Pentecost: Proper 10, Year B - Mark 6:14-29 Do you ever feel like your life is haunted, like something unresolved has come to visit? Do you ever feel like something is wandering the hallways of your heart…

It’s About Ordinary Life – An Advent Sermon On Luke 3:7-18

I remember asking the what-to-do question in my teen age and early adult years as I thought about and made decisions. I asked it during my separation and after my divorce. I asked it after our son Brandon died. I’ve asked it after I said or did something that hurt another. I’ve asked it when I felt lost, overwhelmed, powerless, scared, or guilty. I’ve asked it when the pain of the world is palpable, when those I love and care about are hurting, when others are dealing with the hardships and the difficulty of life. What then should I do? Who and how do I want to be in this moment?

Does any of that sound familiar in your life? When have you asked the question? And what was going on?

Episcopal Monastics, the Order of St. Helena

“There has never been a renewal of church life in western Christianity without a renewal of prayer and Religious Communities, in some form or another, often different.” - Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury, 7/5/13 In some ways the monastic has always stood…

Sacred Monotony, the Season after Pentecost

“Let me check my calendar and I’ll get back with you.” Coordinating calendars has become a regular routine for many, perhaps most, of us. We are scheduled people, busy people. Computers and phones buzz, beep, or ring reminding us of our…

Becoming an Icon of Divine Blessedness

If you seek after God with all your heart and all your strength, then the virtues of your soul and body will turn you into a mirror of the image of God within. You will be so merged in God,…

Unbinding and Letting Go of the Past

“If only….” “If only he hadn’t died.” “If only she hadn’t left.” If only I had made a different decision.” “If only I hadn’t said that.” “If only I had not done that.” “If only things were like they used…

Don’t Confuse Wealth with Life

The collect and readings for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 23B, may be found here. The following sermon is based on Mark 10:17-31. The man in today’s gospel has plenty of stuff but something is missing. His life is…

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