The work God has given you to do

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost – August 11, 2019 – Isaiah 1:1,10-20 – Trinity, Winchester I invite you to listen to this sermon here.  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 … Continue reading The work God has given you to do

Discovering Repentance

Tuesday in Proper 10C – July 16, 2019 – Matthew 11:20-24 – St. Mary's Convent, Sewanee It seems Jesus’ ministry isn’t going so well.  All the ground he’s trod, all the sermons he’s preached, all the miracles he’s performed, and folks in Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum still don’t get it. He is understandably frustrated, perhaps because he … Continue reading Discovering Repentance

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

Trust and see

23rd Sunday after Pentecost – October 28, 2018 – Psalm 34:8 – Trinity Church, Winchester, TN Psalm 34 verse eight says, “Taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are they who trust in him.”  These are comforting words, but they are also hard words to hear after recent events. After yesterday's shooting at … Continue reading Trust and see