Take him by the hand

The Feast of St. Mary Magdalene (transferred) – July 23, 2019 – John 20:11-18 – St. Mary’s Convent, Sewanee Today’s gospel lesson is the same one that was read at my grandmother’s funeral in April. As all good Episcopalians know, the rite of Christian burial is a service of resurrection. Grandma was a Methodist, but she knew … Continue reading Take him by the hand

The devil you know

Second Sunday after Pentecost – June 23, 2019 – Luke 8:26-39 – Trinity, Winchester It’s that time again: Ordinary Time! We’ve made it to the Second Sunday after Pentecost. Last Sunday was of course, Trinity Sunday.  After two principal feasts in a row, it is perhaps fitting that this morning is a bit more subdued. We … Continue reading The devil you know

Good Friday 2019

Good Friday – April 19, 2019 – Trinity, Winchester Pontius Pilate entered his headquarters and asked Jesus, "Where are you from?" But Jesus gave him no answer. Pilate said to him, "Do you refuse to speak to me? Do you not know that I have power to release you, and power to crucify you?” Jesus … Continue reading Good Friday 2019

Proclaiming The Death

Maundy Thursday-April 13, 2017-1 Corinthians 11: 23-26 This semester I'm taking an elective called "Preaching Against Violence" which focuses on the church's role in opposing state-sanctioned violence. Our assignments focus on Holy Week preaching. Here's my first attempt at a Maundy Thursday sermon.  We still gather to remember and reenact that which Jesus did on the night he … Continue reading Proclaiming The Death