A sermon for an ordination

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 6:2-7Continue reading “A sermon for an ordination”

“What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you.”

A sermon for the Sixth Sunday of Easter offered during online worship for Trinity Commons, Birmingham, Alabama. This is one of my favorite passages from Acts–Paul preaching at the Areopagus–that I tried to set it into conversation with one of my favorite TV shows–Mad Men (S2E7). Acts 17:22-31 Psalm 66:7-18 John 14:15-21     AudioContinue reading ““What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you.””

Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have been persuaded…

The Second Sunday of Easter gives us the story of Thomas and offers a chance to consider how doubt and faith go hand in hand. Readings: Acts 2:14a,22-32 1 Peter 1:3-9 John 20:19-31 Psalm 16   Audio only: https://s3.amazonaws.com/dfc_attachments/public/documents/3276528/Sermon_Easter_2_Audio.m4a

Go quickly and tell . . .

“We are storytellers. Like all the people of God before us, we are called to tell the story of God’s salvation. And maybe in times of uncertainty and death, we need to linger in that story a little longer.” In this time of physical distancing, my worshipping community is gathering online. Here is my sermonContinue reading “Go quickly and tell . . .”

Lazarus & Vincent Van Gogh

Here is my rather nerdy sermon for the 5th Sunday in Lent, March 29, 2020, presented on Trinity Commons Zoom Evening Prayer Worship during this season of physical distancing. Readings are available here: Ezekiel 37:1-14 Romans 8:6-11 John 11:1-45 Psalm 130 And if you prefer, audio-only is available here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/dfc_attachments/public/documents/3275491/Sermon_Lent_5_3292020_Audio.m4a