I have never shepherded sheep, but for ten years I had the job of keeping up with Frankie (as well as taking care of two other dogs and a cat). So Frankie and her tendency to run came to mind when reading the parable of the Lost Sheep. Today marks one year since I … Continue reading The risky choice
Why is Jesus telling us where we should sit at a party and who should be invited? There is a lot more going on than table manners. This morning I had the chance to be with the good folks at St. Mark's in Birmingham, and offer a sermon on the 12th Sunday after Pentecost. Readings: … Continue reading How would Jesus host a dinner party?
In this world of 24/7 instant news and comments and echo chambers, how do we live as followers of Jesus? What if in loving our neighbor, we also bore fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. What if instead of being quick to be right, we were quick to love?
A sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter offered at Christ Episcopal Church in Albertville, AL. In the reading from Acts, Peter is left accounting for what happens when the love of God lets loose the Holy Spirit on the world. The result is that our job is not to decide who God gives the … Continue reading Our job is to chase after the Holy Spirit
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. Holy Week is not about the disciples' unfaithfulness but rather reminds us of God's faithfulness to us. Here is my sermon offered at Trinity Commons April 14, 2019.