Love. Your. Neighbor.

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost – July 14, 2019 – Luke 10:25-37 – Trinity, Winchester I invite you to listen to me preach this sermon here.  You already know the story.  It’s one of the Gospel’s most familiar. For this reason some teachers of preaching might even say, “Skip it! Focus on the Old Testament lesson. Try … Continue reading Love. Your. Neighbor.

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

“Christ the King”

Last Sunday after Pentecost - November 25, 2018 - Trinity Church, Winchester No text today. You can listen to this sermon by clicking here. And for those of you keeping track at home, the story of Zacchaeus is found in Luke 19, not Luke 10. Oops! That's what happens when you go off the manuscript, … Continue reading “Christ the King”

Our partiality problem

16th Sunday after Pentecost – September 9, 2018 – Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23; James 2:1-17; Mark 7:24-37 – Trinity Episcopal Church, Winchester, TN Today the lectionary provides us with an embarrassment of riches. Today’s lessons at first feel and seem quite different from one another but upon closer examination, they work together to offer us a very important lesson about distinctions (or lack thereof) … Continue reading Our partiality problem

A different kind of song

15th Sunday after Pentecost – September 2, 2018 – Song of Solomon 2:8-13 – Trinity Episcopal Church, Winchester, TN I regret not recording this sermon in some way. As a relatively new preacher, I'm still learning how sermons take shape in the unique moments of their unfolding. This one was prone to several additions and … Continue reading A different kind of song