Our baptism is not just a symbolic act of washing and welcome. Our baptism catalyzes a life of action. The Baptismal Covenant is full of action verbs for a reason.
As is so often the case, there are three things dancing beneath the surface of Jesus’ words: a promise, an invitation, and a mission.
Choosing between right and wrong is usually pretty easy. But choosing between right and right is hard.
Last month, a group of parishioners said healing prayers for me. It was a profound experience. This month, I wrote a sermon about it.
A story sermon about fear and trust, told from the perspective of Jairus, the leader of the synagogue in today’s Gospel lesson.
On the twelfth anniversary of my first sermon, I look back at the ways my understanding of faith has changed in the last twelve years.
Jesus tells innocuous little stories that, if you really let them get inside you and do their work, you realize that the kingdom has sprouted within you while you were sleeping. They’re called parables.
Last Sunday, we had an “Instructed Eucharist” at my church, St. Mark’s. You can read the full text of the pamphlet, on which I based what I said.