“Whoever wishes to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God” – Sermon (Proper 20B – 20 September 2015)

This week’s lesson from James can be a little discomforting. James pulls no punches when he addresses his readers: “Adulterers! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend … Continue reading

“Wash your heart as well as your hands before coming to the table” – Sermon (Proper 17B – 30 August 2015)

  Even to this day my mother calls my father and me to the kitchen table for dinner with “Get your ten little people washed. Dinner’s on the table.” It would almost seem that Jesus and the pharisees are having … Continue reading

“Making a Joyful Noise unto the Lord” – sermon/podcast (August 16, 2015 – Proper B15: Ephesians 5:18b-20)

“Making a Joyful Noise unto the Lord” Proper B15 – 16 August 2015 Paul’s letter to the Ephesians continues his advice to the community at Ephesus on holy living. I would like to focus on the last part of today’s … Continue reading

“The Authority of Weakness” – Sermon (July 5, 2015 – Proper B9: II Cor 12:2-10)

St. Paul in his second letter to the Corinthians is struggling to maintain his authority within the Corinthian community he founded. After his visit and evangelization of Corinth, others had arrived preaching a variation on the gospel Paul had initially … Continue reading