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...

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...