Tag Archives: discipleship
Preached on the 21st Sunday after Pentecost, Oct 14, 2018 at St. John’s Episcopal Church. To read the scripture passages, click here. Last week, I taught a retreat at Holy Cross Monastery. And they have a tradition for all their … Continue reading
There is Jesus, standing in the chaos of the world, where he always is. And Jesus encourages us to be faithful and to know that “faith” means we are to step out into the chaos of the wind and the waves and join him there – in the chaos. And he reminds us that he is going to be there with us when we falter and lose our faith, when we forget that we are as strong and as good as we are. We are followers of Jesus and we can perform miracles.
What are we called to do as the church in response to the evil of white supremacy? How is the church complicit in this evil? And what can we do to transform it? These are hard questions. But Jesus is standing in the raging sea, patiently waiting for us, saying, “Don’t be afraid. Come.” Continue reading
Sue Bonsteel, our deacon at St. John’s, preached on the Sunday after this year’s presidential election. It’s posted as a guest post here because it’s an important piece of preaching. Thank you, Sue, for your witness and your ministry. You … Continue reading
You can read today’s scripture lessons by clicking here. I was reading a post on FB the other day in which a friend of mine questioned the tendency amongst British clergy to use the term “dog collar” when referring to … Continue reading
A response to the Charleston, SC massacre preached at St David’s Episcopal Church in Southfield, MI on June 21, 2015. The gospel was Mark 4:35-41, Proper 7. Listen here: “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” Their names … Continue reading