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The hard work of the Gospel

Commemoration of Thomas Bray - February 15, 2019 - Isaiah 52:7-10; Luke 10:1-9 - Chapel of the Apostles, Sewanee It is always a joy to have the opportunity to preach to a seminary community, even if, or perhaps especially when, the subject matter is a bit tricky.  When I first noticed that we were commemorating Thomas Bray today, … Continue reading The hard work of the Gospel

Fulfilled in your hearing

Third Sunday after the Epiphany – January 27, 2019 – Luke 4:14-21 – Epiphany, Sherwood Today we encounter Luke’s description of the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry. After he is born, baptized, and tempted in the desert, Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, travels through Galilee. Reports of his presence begin to spread … Continue reading Fulfilled in your hearing

Christmas has only just begun

First Sunday after Christmas – December 30th, 2018 – Galatians 3:23-25, 4:4-7; John 1:1-18 – Trinity Church, Winchester You can listen to this sermon by clicking here. Today is the sixth day of Christmas. You would likely know that, even if you weren’t an Episcopalian, because of the famous song that reminds us all. Not to … Continue reading Christmas has only just begun

How far is it to Bethlehem?

The Eve of the Nativity of Our Lord  – December 24, 2018 – Luke 2:1-20 – Trinity Church, Winchester Last year a group from my home parish journeyed to the Holy Land to see many of the storied sites of the Bible: Jerusalem, Galilee, Nazareth, Jericho, and of course, Bethlehem.  Bethlehem is one of the … Continue reading How far is it to Bethlehem?

Came. Coming. Here.

First Sunday of Advent  – December 2, 2018 – Jeremiah 33:14-16; Luke 21:25-36 – Trinity Church, Winchester Today we begin again. We begin a new liturgical year by waiting with patience and expectation for the One who is promised to us. We begin by waiting for Jesus. We wait, not only for his coming in flesh, but also his coming in … Continue reading Came. Coming. Here.