Sermons & Series

Live from Christ Episcopal Church
August 5, 2018

The Condition of Your Condition

The Condition of Your Condition

This sermon is based on this morning’s Old Testament passage – the remarkable story about the court prophet Nathan confronting King David. Here’s the back story: David has copulated with Bathsheba, a beautiful woman married to Uriah, an honorable soldier in David’s army. After sleeping with Bathsheba, and learning that she’s pregnant, David tries to […]

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July 29, 2018

Feeding 5000

Feeding 5000

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July 22, 2018

Starry Night

Starry Night

One of my biggest pleasures of summer is walking outside on our farm in Fluvanna County right at dusk, when the sunset is fiery red and the stars come out on a moonless night. A book I often read has a line I love, “When enchanted by a starlit night, we found ourselves thinking, ‘Who […]

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July 15, 2018

The Like Button and the Seal of Adoption

The Like Button and the Seal of Adoption

In the Ephesians reading we just heard, God’s relationship to humankind is compared to the idea of adoption, and there is a strong emphasis on this image of adoption throughout the passage: there’s talk of blood, there’s an inheritance we take on, and it is an inheritance that is “marked with a seal.” Normally, when […]

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July 1, 2018

The Touch

The Touch

In June, Stuart and I celebrated 36 years of marriage—which includes the three years when we hated each other. I was at a funeral this week and it reminded me of the first day and moment that our marriage began to resurrect from the dead. Stuart and I had been separated for about two years […]

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June 25, 2018

David and Goliath (Slight Return)

David and Goliath (Slight Return)

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June 17, 2018

Two Theories of Growth

Two Theories of Growth

Well, it’s Father’s Day. I didn’t know this before this week, but while Mother’s Day is a pretty heavily attended Sunday, Father’s Day is supposedly one of the least attended Sundays of the year. I’m not going to take it personally that I was the one asked to give the sermon this week! Anyways, I […]

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June 10, 2018

Labor and Delivery

Labor and Delivery

You may know that more babies are born in the summer than at any other time of year. I was talking to a labor and delivery nurse this week named Rhonda who told me that after 19 years on the job, she has seen a sea change recently. She said that many more mothers arrive […]

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June 3, 2018

Blessed Perplexity

Blessed Perplexity

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May 27, 2018

Drug of Choice

Drug of Choice

My husband Stuart is 3,904 miles away from me today. I know this because I am tracking him on the iPhone app Find My Friends. You might think this is controlling and I would agree with you. I like to think I have control over my life and tracking Stuart gives me that feeling. He […]

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