I AM: Three in One

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit – and a special helping of hope  – be with all of us. We are entering our 5th month of constraints imposed on us by the coronavirus and the 3rd week of widespread...

Trusty Crook

(Formatting left as is at author’s request.)            Grace, peace, and hope in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.             God wants to give us something, St. Augustine said, but he cannot because our hands are full.  Now, at long last, they are...

Prodigal Music

Today’s OT and NT readings offer stark and transparent examples of how selected passa-ges of scripture can convey competing images of the most high God – and I simply could not ig-nore their juxtaposition.  The OT image is of a vengeful and punitive god who...

Tweet the Lord’s Prayer

I was initially puzzled when I saw that my assignment for today was to craft a sermon on the Lord’s prayer. What more can one say about it? All of us know it, we memorized it when we were children, we have prayed it hundreds of times, and it’s longstanding familiarity...

Speaking of God…

We celebrate the Holy Trinity today – one of the 7 principal feast days of TEC – so this is not a sermon about philosophy and metaphysics but about how we name God. And it is offered to the glory of the most high God and in the hope it will benefit my...

Who Do You Love?

This sermon is offered to the glory of the most high God whom we know as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and in the hope that my neighbors may benefit from it.The gospel passages we read between Easter and Pentecost expose us to the evolution and emergence of the early...