Here you’ll find a selection of some of my favorite sermons. Enjoy!
The Feast of St. Matthias
Feast of St. Matthias – 24 February 2023 – Acts 1:15-26; Psalm 15; Philippians 3:13-21; John 15:1, 6-16 – Chapel of the Apostles, Sewanee Well, perhaps I shouldn’t, but I’m going to anyway. I’m going to talk about . . . Judas. It’s Matthias’s day, but we can’t escape Judas, can we? “O Almighty God,…Keep reading
Feast of the Presentation
Feast of the Presentation – February 2, 2020 – Luke 2:22-40 – Epiphany, Sherwood Today we interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple. This feast is always on February 2nd, which means that it isn’t always on a Sunday. However, our tradition…Keep reading
The work God has given you to do
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost – August 11, 2019 – Isaiah 1:1,10-20 – Trinity, Winchester As Christians, we say that the Bible is the inspired word of God, but it’s not always clear exactly what that means. There are many answers. For instance, scripture is a record of God’s interaction with God’s people over time. Through scripture…Keep reading
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…Keep reading
The rhythm of prayer
Thursday in the First Week of Lent – February 22, 2018 – Matthew 7:7-12 It is a joy to be asked to preach for the students, faculty, staff, and families of my alma mater. Thank you to the recording crew at the Chapel of the Apostles for this audio.Ask. Search. Knock. Ask— and it will be…Keep reading
Any of them
Alfred the Great – October 26, 2017 – Wisdom 6:1-3, 9-12, 24-25; Luke 6:43-49 It’s hard to preach on our more legendary saints. It’s hard to know which parts of their stories are purely myth and which parts are not. Alfred is no exception. It’s even harder to preach on a saint who is not named something like Luke, Andrew, or Thomas. It’s easier…Keep reading
Eve of Michael and All Angels
September 28, 2017 – Eve of Michael and All Angels – Genesis 28:10-17, Revelation 12:7-12, John 1:47-51 There is something poetic about angels. They are abstract, not easily explained, and depicted in myriad ways. We often cast them in the role of guardian, but even that is ambiguous. Maybe it means that God gives his…Keep reading