Sermons

Who is the True Vine?

How then are we to orient our lives, knowing that we are not at the center of them? How are we to grow towards God, knowing that we are not the gardener at work delicately fashioning them? How are we to abandon our desires for power over our circumstances, knowing that we cannot control them? Continue reading Who is the True Vine?

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

The Ten Commandments

Note: This sermon was given at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Louisville, Kentucky on March 7th, 2021 on the Third Sunday in Lent, Year B. The recording at the bottom of this post is the version for St. John’s. Photo by David Wirzba on UnsplashReadings:Exodus 20:1-17John 2:13-22Psalm 19 In the name of God, Father, Son … Continue reading The Ten Commandments

Silent Watchfulness

Note: This sermon was given at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Murray, Kentucky and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Anchorage, KY on February 14, 2021 on the Last Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B. The recording at the bottom of this post is the version for St. John’s. Readings: 2 Kings 1:1-16 Mark 9:2-9 “Then … Continue reading Silent Watchfulness

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 … Continue reading On Christian Vocation

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