Sermons & Series

Live from Christ Episcopal Church
September 17, 2017

The Balance Sheet

The Balance Sheet

To read the story about burn victims, hypnosis and forgiveness, go here.

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September 10, 2017

Agape Refuses the Process

Agape Refuses the Process

In our epistle reading today, St. Paul echoes Jesus’ discussion about love and the law. He says that the love fulfills the law and that all the commandments are summed up in “love your neighbor as yourself.” Like Jesus, Paul says, “love one another.”  What does it mean to love one another? St. Paul isn’t […]

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September 3, 2017

God Only Knows What I’d Be Without You

God Only Knows What I'd Be Without You

This is the one. This is the sermon where I show up and prove that I don’t know what I am doing. This is where it becomes apparent that there has been a mistake- a colossal mistake in letting me into seminary, allowing me to do an internship, slipping up by ordaining me and then […]

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August 27, 2017

He Shall Overcome

He Shall Overcome

When I was in seminary we all had to walk through a pretty dramatic entrance on our way to class everyday. Through heavy wood and bronze doors, quickly down a flight of stairs and under these big stone ceiling braces. On one of these big beams or braces, the words of Romans 12 were etched […]

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August 20, 2017

Nevertheless She Persisted

Nevertheless She Persisted

To read the Messenger article quoted in the sermon, click here. For more of the sources on the Charlottesville aftermath DZ drew upon, click here.

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August 13, 2017

Jesus Comes Aboard the Ship of Fools

Jesus Comes Aboard the Ship of Fools

I’m grateful to see you all here this morning. I know that some have stayed away from downtown, fearing lingering violence. Yesterday was a terrible day for Charlottesville. I hope I will be able to deliver a message of hope and comfort. You probably assume that you are sitting in the sanctuary of Christ Church, […]

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August 6, 2017

The Way of Grace

The Way of Grace

I don’t have to tell you all that a lot of really weird things happen throughout the Bible. But when I come across something mysterious or eerie in the Bible what I often do is take a look at Sally Lloyd-Jones’ “Jesus Storybook Bible”. It’s an amazing book we recommend to everyone and actually give […]

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July 30, 2017

I’ve Been There and I’m Not Leaving

I've Been There and I'm Not Leaving

I have a confession to make—I’m tired.  I’m tired of going to breakfast meetings to talk about the assault on our city happening on August 12th.  I’m tired of talking about the Klu Klux Klan and the Alt-Right and watching videos of their view of the world.  I’m tired of trying to plan for something […]

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July 23, 2017

Unresolved

Unresolved

In the heat of the summer, especially during a week like we’ve just had, all you want to do is stay inside in the air conditioning. More and more, at least if you’re like me, that means streaming television. And if we’re really getting honest, that means binge-watching television. You know you have a problem […]

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July 16, 2017

Free At Last

Free At Last

There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. There is no condemnation. I’m going to say it right off the bat this morning—that what we just heard from Paul’s […]

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