Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany – February 9, 2020 – Matthew 5:13-20 – Trinity, Winchester Listen to this sermon here. The Church is, in the ever so descriptive words of the famous preacher Tom Long, “a colony of the kingdom of heaven placed in the midst of an alien culture.”  The kingdom of heaven, the … Continue reading *Some* good
Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost – November 10, 2019 – Luke 20:27-38 – Trinity, Winchester Throughout Luke chapter 20 Jesus has been at the Temple in Jerusalem contending with all sorts of folks. Today he’s talking with the Sadducees, who we are told do not believe in the resurrection of the dead. They ask Jesus about … Continue reading Resurrection power
Last Sunday after the Epiphany – March 3, 2019 – Luke 9:28-43a – Trinity, Winchester Listen to this week's sermon here. As we leave the season after the Epiphany and head into Lent, it's good to be reminded that not every experience of the divine is one of sudden revelation. Jesus is always with us, … Continue reading Amidst the ordinary
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.
Feast of William Temple - November 6, 2017 - Exodus 22:21-27; John 1:9-18 Today I preached at the noon Eucharist for the Feast of William Temple in The Chapel of the Apostles. This sermon originally began as a poem, which I briefly considered reading during the liturgy, but as I adapted it I knew its … Continue reading Sacred