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...

Low Sunday

For a long time I wondered why we call today ‘Low Sunday’. Have you done that? Some think it’s because, on the Sunday after Easter, attendance at mass is typically a fraction of what it was on Easter Day – and some preachers will say something critical of those...

Bach and Better Than Ever

I learned recently that Johann Sebastian Bach inscribed the title page of his Little Organ Book with some words I would like to say about my own work – so I offer them now as a prayer before this and every sermon that I offer. He wrote “To the glory of the...

Symmetry

From a sermon given to St. Titus Church, Raleigh, NC. Please read Luke 1:39-56. Last year we read Luke’s account of the Christmas story – and next year we will read Mat-thew’s account – but today we listen to part of Luke’s version again.  Given our...

Room for Improvement

I suspect the apocalyptic vision in the Bible with which we are most familiar is in the book of Revelation – but there are other apocryphal visions in the book of Daniel and in several other biblical books. Today’s excerpt from Mark 13 relates an apocalyptic...