Pray Like a Publican: Luke 18

I need and want your prayers as I venture to speak in the name of God – Father, Son, Holy Spirit. If memory serves, it was an Anglican priest named John Wesley who said that every ser-mon should be preached as if someone’s life depended on it. Now as we witness...

Cherish & Struggle: Luke 16:1-32

St Titus, Durham                                                                                            Luke 16:1-13   You know very well that reliable television and newspapers report that the world around us is violent and corrupt.  But the Bible, on the...

On Faith in the Holy Trinity

There is but one living and true God, ever- lasting, without body, parts, or passions; of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness; the Maker, and Preserver of all things both visible and invisible. And in unity of this Godhead there be three Persons, of one substance,...

Witnessing Love

I offer this sermon in the name of God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. First of all, the refrain of an old gospel song says that you should ‘have a little talk with Jesus’.  That’s good advice and I’d reckon that all of us have had several occasions to do that. ...

Surprised by Life: A Blog on John 20

Rev. Harmon Smith, Ph. D. Emeritus Professor of Ethics, Duke University Harmon Smith is an Episcopal Priest, Emeritus Professor of Ethics, and an avid golfer. John 20:1-18 Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Now say a prayer for me as I venture to...