Attending to the Spiritual Journey

A sermon preached on January 5th, 2020 – Epiphany Sunday – based upon Matthew 2:1-12 entitled, “Attending to the Spiritual Journey.” In this life we are all obliged to engage in what you could call a “struggle”, or a “battle” or a “quest.”  It is the quest to carve out a place for ourselves in […]


The Broken Open Heart

A sermon preached on November 24th, 2019 – Christ the King Sunday — based upon Luke 23:33-43, entitled, “The Broken Open Heart” The liturgical calendar ends today with Christ the King Sunday.  Jesus, the Church declares, is the true “king.” But there is a problem that immediately arises with calling Jesus “king” and that is […]


It Takes Courage to Be a Parent

A sermon preached on November 17th, 2019 based upon Isaiah 43:1-3a on the occasion of the baptism of LilyAnn Hope Bryant, entitled “It Takes Courage to Be a Parent.” Our lives are full of wonder and mystery, but in the unavoidable tedium of the daily grind of life we become deaf and blind to life’s […]


God is Bigger Than Our Arrogance and Our Despair

A sermon preached on November 10th, 2019 based upon Luke 20:27-38 entitled, “God is Bigger than Our Arrogance and Our Despair” I’m not good at memorizing lyrics.  I have, however held onto a verse from a country song I learned when I was a young man by the great John Prine entitled “Angel from Montgomery” […]