This morning I got to be with the good folks at St. Mary's in Jasper. This was my first time there, though I have driven past it many times on my way to Camp McDowell. Do to COVID-19, we worship outside. They have a beautiful little prayer garden in the trees next to the church. … Continue reading “…do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows”
As we begin the long season after Pentecost, Thomas, my preaching partner, and I have decided to focus our preaching efforts on the readings from the Hebrew Bible each week. Genesis will be the focus of June, July, and into August. This is more of a challenge for me than for Thomas who frequently focuses … Continue reading “…and hope does not disappoint us”
It seems meet and right to add my voice to the chorus of Episcopal clergy reflecting on the events of this week. While this week has been a whirlwind of emotions and images, I want to center my reflection on two particular images: one the whole world has seen and one that is perhaps not … Continue reading Why did the president cross the road?
On May 28, 2020, I had the joy of preaching for my friend Drew's ordination to the transitional diaconate at Canterbury Chapel in Tuscaloosa. Canterbury Chapel was my sending parish for ordination. So it is always wonderful to come home, especially to celebrate a friend's ordination. Readings: Jeremiah 1:4-9 * Psalm 84 * Acts 6:2-7 … Continue reading A sermon for an ordination
About a month ago I wrote about Theodore Parker Ferris and his collect found on page 461 of the Book of Common Prayer. The prayer seemed perfect for the weird world we found ourselves in while as we were sequestered to our homes. That collect and learning more about Ferris' life led me to search … Continue reading A Prayer for Ascension Day