After my Sunday morning responsibilities today (part of which, was preaching on Nicodemus), I came across the following Patheos blog entry via a Facebook post: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/03/15/fred-phelps-founder-of-the-god-hates-fags-westboro-baptist-church-is-on-the-edge-of-death/ It discusses the pending death of Fred Phelps, the arguably clinically delusional founder and leader of the infamous Westboro Baptist (Church). You know Westboro – the well-endowed-funeral-picketing-God-hates-fags community of … Continue reading
Preached at St James in Dexter, MI on Advent II (December 8, 2013), Matthew 3:1-12 John says: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” And John says: “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruit worthy of repentance.” And John says: “I baptize you with … Continue reading
Preached at St John’s Episcopal Church, Plymouth, MI on Nov 10. 2013; Pentecost 25; Proper 27. 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17 and Luke 20:27-38 November is this month of tradition. It’s when we most distinctly notice the darkening of the sky, the retreat of the light. And, perhaps because of that, we seek comfort. We move toward … Continue reading
Preached on August 25, 2013, Pentecost XIV at St Barnabas in Chelsea. Jeremiah 1:4-10 and Luke 13:10-17. And God said to Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born, I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” (Jer 1:5) “Before I formed you in … Continue reading
Preached at Our Savior Madison County in Richmond, KY on Easter V Psalm 148; Acts 11:1-18; Revelation 21:1-6; John 13:31-35 Click here to listen.
Preached at Christ Church Grosse Pointe, MI on Easter IV. Text: John 10:22-30 I’m the Ministry Developer for the Diocese of Michigan. In my role, I work with many congregations in the diocese helping them to develop ministry. And I get a lot of people asking me, “What does that mean? What exactly do you … Continue reading
Preached at St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Lansing, MI on Christmas Day 2012. John 1:1-14 Merry Christmas! This day is the Christian Feast of the Incarnation. It is my favorite feast on the Christian calendar – not because there are presents – although those are nice and not because there is some incredible food – … Continue reading
Preached on the Feast of All Saints at All Saints Episcopal Church in Detroit, MI. John 11:32-44 “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?” These are Jesus’ words to Martha, and to all the Jews crowded in deep mourning for their friend, their brother, this … Continue reading