Here you’ll find a selection of some of my favorite sermons. Enjoy!
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 … Continue reading Feast of the Presentation
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 … Continue reading The work God has given you to do
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?
Thursday in the First Week of Lent – February 22, 2013 – Matthew 7:7-12 Ask. Search. Knock. Ask— and it will be given you; search— and you will find; knock— and the door will be opened for you. Everyone who asks receives, everyone who searches finds, and everyone who knocks finds an open door. Ask. Search. Knock. — Receive. Find. Open. Jesus’ words sound … Continue reading The rhythm of prayer
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 … Continue reading Any of them
September 28, 2017 – Eve of Michael and All Angels – Genesis 28:10-17, Revelation 12:7-12, John 1:47-51 I preached this sermon last night at The School of Theology’s Community Eucharist. 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 … Continue reading Eve of Michael and All Angels