The Prodigal Son

This sermon was preached for St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lynchburg, VA on the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year C 2022. Photo by Federico Respini on UnsplashLuke 15:1-3, 11b-32 There are a lot of things going on in today’s gospel story. Did you notice some of them? Disgruntlement with JesusPublic humiliationLegal proceedings and inheritance lawDisagreements about moneyFamily ValuesFamine and povertyWorks righteousness and radical forgivenessCelebrationJealousyEquality and … Continue reading The Prodigal Son

Palm Sunday

Entering into Holy Week means entering into the passion of Christ. It means journeying alongside him. We watch as first the public turn against him, then as Judas betrays him. Then sit vigil with the disciples who cannot keep awake. We hear Peter’s promise to never betray him. Then his disciples scatter; Peter follows but sure enough denies Christ three times. The authorities condemn him, then the Roman authorities crucify him. Continue reading Palm Sunday

On Christian Vocation

Note: This sermon was given at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Murray, Kentucky and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Anchorage, KY on January 17, 2021 on the second Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B. The recording at the bottom of this post is the version for St. John’s.Readings: 1 Samuel 3:1-10(11-20) 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 John 1:43-51 Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17 Now the LORD came and stood … Continue reading On Christian Vocation