Notoriously Episcopalian Episode 9.7: Seven Last Sayings of Jesus

Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, ‘Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.’ Having said this, he breathed his last.

Luke 23:46

Reflection offered by the Rev. Brandt Montgomery, Chaplain at Ascension Episcopal School, Lafayette, LA.

NOTORIOUSLY EPISCOPALIAN EPISODE 8 – Weddings, Wine, and Anglicans

thumb_HS2square_1024My sermon from the Second Sunday after Epiphany, January 17, 2016, offered at The Abbey in Birmingham. We had a full house this Sunday, with real concern over whether we would have enough chairs. We managed to get folks seated, but we took up the whole back of the shop and wrapped around the side of the bar. We are normally a much smaller group, which allows us to have conversational sermons. So I arrived today thinking that we would address the events in the Anglican Communion this past week in a smaller, more conversational way. Instead, as folks kept coming in, I realized a more “traditional” sermon would be in order. I managed to hit record on my small camera. The camera’s location was behind me, so the audio is a bit in and out. Please forgive the espresso grinding and milk steaming that you occasionally hear in the background.

So I will stick my toes in the controversial waters of the current events of the Episcopal Church and its relationship with the Anglican Communion. (I also do manage to talk about Jesus as well!)

Notoriously Episcopalian Episode 7 – #Easteris50Days

tylerOn Friday, May 15, I got to spend some time with Tyler Richards at The Abbey. Tyler has just completed his second year of seminary at Sewanee, and is recently engaged. Tyler’s move to seminary two years ago was the first and only time that I have made it to Sewanee. Over coffee, Tyler and I chatted about the resurrected Jesus in John 21:1-14.

Notoriously Episcopalian Episode 6 – #easteris50days

10294981_10152464835688988_8970556867723776776_oOn Friday, May 9, I got to sit down with the Rev. Mary Balfour Van Zandt. This was the first of these podcast conversations to happen in person, and we met and hung out for a bit at The Abbey in Birmingham. Mary Balfour is the rector of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Fayette, Alabama. She is a graduate of the Seminary of the Southwest, and was ordained a priest last year. Her post-resurrection story of choice was John 20:1-18.