Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany – February 17, 2019 – 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 – Trinity, Winchester Listen to this sermon here. Passages like the one we heard this morning from St. Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians get right to the heart of the Christian faith: resurrection. Paul assures us in the words of our … Continue reading Resurrection
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
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany - February 10, 2019 - Luke 5:1-11 - Trinity, Winchester You can listen to this sermon by clicking here. When Peter sees the true power of Jesus, he pushes him away. “Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man.” The crowd also pushes Jesus away, though somewhat … Continue reading People like you
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
Second Sunday after the Epiphany – January 20, 2019 – John 2:1-11 – Trinity, Winchester Have you ever been to a wedding? This is one of the very few times in my career that I expect to incorporate audience participation into a sermon. Really, feel free to answer. Have you ever been to a wedding? … Continue reading A mother knows
As many of you know, I've been writing some Bible studies for Sermons That Work, a ministry of The Episcopal Church. One of them was published for this Sunday, the Baptism of our Lord. You'll find it on the website located here.
Feast of the Epiphany - January 6th, 2019 - Matthew 2:1-12 - Trinity, Winchester You can listen to me preach this sermon by clicking here.
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
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?
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.