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Wednesday of 2nd Sunday after Trinity – Acts 12:1-24

ShareActs 12:1-24 There are many ways to re-tell the story of Acts 12, but I’d like to tell it as a kind of a fairy tale, even though it is a true one. Once upon a time, there was an Evil King who tried to usurp the throne of the True King.  This Evil King […]

June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Easter 3 – Ephesians 1:15-23

ShareEphesians 1:15-23 How would you like to be remembered by your friends?  If someone were to honestly say first things that came to their mind about you the – what would they be? A few years ago, a number of my relatives got together.  One of my aunts had a friend over to visit while […]

April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Good Friday – 1 Peter 2:11-25

Share1 Peter 2:11-25 One year when I was teaching freshman English at All Saints Episcopal school in Tyler, Texas, and we began the year by coordinating some of the literature with ancient history, I taught my students about Greek philosophy and religion so that they might understand Greek literature.  I had them compare and contrast […]

March 24, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Lent 1 – John 9:1-23

ShareJohn 9:1-23 “I AM!” Jesus, being God, says.  I AM.  I exist.  I am the origin and source of all being.  I am the Creator and Sustainer of all reality.  I am before and after time and in time and outside of time.  I am the definition of love and beauty and truth and good. […]

February 14, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Tuesday of Epiphany 1 – John 1:19-34

ShareJohn 1:19-34 Flannery O’Connor, the great Roman Catholic novelist of the 20th century, once said: “The novelist with Christian concerns will find in modern life distortions which are repugnant to him, and his problem will be to make these appear as distortions to an audience which is used to seeing them as natural; and he […]

January 11, 2016 | 0 Comments More

January 9 – Acts 28:23-31

ShareActs 28:23-31 God certainly does work in mysterious ways His wonders to perform! Exhibit A: St. Paul, who began life not as St. Paul but as Saul of Tarsus: Scourge of the Christians.  Only after a most unlikely cosmic smackdown did Saul become Paul.  But it’s not just St. Paul who reveals God’s mysterious way […]

January 8, 2016 | 0 Comments More

January 8 – Acts 26:1, 13-23

ShareActs 26:1, 13-23 There are three aspects of the life of St. Paul that we must not confuse, or else we will become confused and ineffective as ministers in God’s Kingdom.  The first is the ministry that St. Paul received, the second is the scope of his ministry, and the third is the manner in […]

January 7, 2016 | 0 Comments More

January 7 – Acts 11:1-18

ShareActs 11:1-18 “What God has cleansed you must not call common” (verse 9). That is the message this morning. St. Peter had a hard time accepting that when God called all foods clean, he, Peter, had better stop calling some of them unclean (or “common” or “profane”). The Jews had a hard time accepting that […]

January 6, 2016 | 1 Comment More

The Epiphany of Christ – Romans 15:8-21

ShareRomans 15:8-21 The vast majority of you who are reading this are Gentiles and if so, God has a special message of hope for you this morning.  For this is the Day of Epiphany when the whole Church celebrates the revelation of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles.  More than just an asterisk in world or […]

January 5, 2016 | 2 Comments More

January 5, Epiphany Eve – Luke 3:15-22

ShareLuke 3:15-22 “What shall we do then?” Imagine that you are in 1st century Israel, minding your own business, groaning under the Roman Empire and looking with weariness and almost complacency for the Messiah. Suddenly, someone dressed in camel skins and a leather belt and eating bugs and bug by-products arrives in the region around […]

January 4, 2016 | 1 Comment More