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...

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...