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...

Unforgivable

A homily given to St. Titus Church, Durham, NC on Mark 3:20-35, June 10, 2018 (Please see editor’s note in sidebar.) I am honored to be asked to offer the sermon today and thank the vicar for inviting me. To-day we especially applaud and celebrate the girls and...

The Cloud of Life

Today, on this last Sunday after the Epiphany, we are asked to remember Jesus’ Transfi-guration. But just the word itself sounds daunting, doesn’t it. On the other hand, transfiguration is simply the kind of transformation with which most of us are familiar. If you...

Healing is Everywhere

Among many others I have long believed that, although the 7 sacraments share several traits in common, the one most often unappreciated is that all of them are about healing. So to-day’s gospel may be frequently associated with Holy Unction and ministration to the...