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We Press On:  October 8, 202

We Press On: October 8, 202

 Philippians 3:4-14                                               Year A, Pentecost 19                                                              One of the things I have always appreciated about the Episcopal Church is that many of us seem to be comfortable in the...

Humility and Community: October 1, 2023

Humility and Community: October 1, 2023

 Philippians 2:1-13                                    Year A, Pentecost 18                                      My last church was situated in a lovely and relatively small city called Hampton. We didn’t have a minor league baseball team, much less a major league...

Jesus is even in the conflicts: Sept 10, 2023

Jesus is even in the conflicts: Sept 10, 2023

Year A, Pentecost 15                                         Matthew 18:15-20                 The first time I looked at the Gospel reading for Sunday, I thought…great…it’s my last Sunday and the Gospel reading is about church discipline. Maybe the epistle reading is...

Homily for Kevin Eley: Sept 9th 2023

Mark 4:35-41  & II Tim 4:6-8             “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” I hate it when Jesus asks questions like this…especially when there is a good reason for people to be afraid.  It’s not like it was a light drizzle and they were anxious about...

Reclaim Christianity: August 27, 202

 Year A, Pentecost 12                              Matthew 16:13-20                                                                              I was recently talking to a friend who is not Christian, but is considering becoming a Christian.  While she believes in...

Be the Fire: August 13, 2023

Be the Fire: August 13, 2023

Year A, Pentecost 11                         1 Kings 19:9-18          Elijah was depressed. There is no way to get around it. Our reading begins in verse 9 of chapter 18. Just a few verses before, Elijah, wearied by a long journey, collapsed under a broom tree, which...