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
For some folks, Easter began last night with Vigil. Others filed into beautifully adorned churches this morning. All the alleluias were sung. Eggs hunted. Photos taken. And by early afternoon, folks maybe settled in for a nap in the comfort of the empty tomb and Mary Magdalene's proclamation, "I have seen the Lord!" And on … Continue reading “While in their joy they were disbelieving” . . . A Sermon for Easter Evening
The Wednesday in Holy Week is at times referred to as "Spy Wednesday." On this day we hear the reading from the Gospel of John that describes the setting in motion of Judas' betrayal. In the Gospel of John, there are no thirty pieces of silver and Judas seems to be part of a cosmic … Continue reading A Sermon for Spy Wednesday
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.
On the Fourth Sunday in Lent, sometimes known as Mothering Sunday, we get the parable of a man that had two sons. This parable is one of Jesus' more popular one -- The Prodigal Son. It has all the makings of a hit -- dissolute living, disagreeable brothers, and a party. This parable captured the … Continue reading The Prodigal Son: Seeing & Being Seen