“Gifts Received and Gifts Given” – sermon/podcast (15 November 2015 – Proper B28: I Samuel 1:4-20)

I did not write out this Sunday’s sermon. I am, however, using transcription software to convert the audio into a text file. I need only edit the text file before posting, so a text version will be coming soon. … Continue reading

“Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” – Sermon (Proper B20 – 4 October 2015)

I spent a lot of time thinking about the texts for this Sunday. Had I been involved with the compilation of the Revised Common Lectionary, I would have omitted a portion of this Sunday’s gospel. Yes, I will admit it: … Continue reading

“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