I didn’t expect this sermon to be about prayer when I started writing it, but that’s where the Spirit led me. The second half is a meditation on silent prayer, which I hope you find helpful.
In this week’s sermon, we have a choice — not just between life and death because Jesus has already chosen life for each of us — but a choice about what kind of life we want to live.
In a rare sequel to a sermon, in this one I expand on the thoughts from last week. We are God’s glass, but we don’t emit as much light as we were designed to do.
In my first sermon as rector of St. Mark’s, I had the opportunity to preach on a text not often read — the presentation of Jesus at the temple. Here are a few words about the light that enlightens the nations.
In my last sermon at St. Stephen’s, I speak about a beginning. Here’s a snapshot of my understanding of baptism at this point in my priesthood.
A few thoughts on this Feast of the Epiphany. We ourselves are surprising vessels of God’s revelation, and that makes us walking epiphanies.
This sermon is written from the perspective of Joseph, and it tells of his struggle between two right choices. Choosing between right and wrong is easy. Choosing between right and right: that’s a harder challenge.
The sermon explores the true meaning of repentance, which is very different from the one that popular culture and certain expressions of Christianity offer. Plus, my yearly nod to The Princess Bride.