To read the story about burn victims, hypnosis and forgiveness, go here. Some parts of the sermon were incorporated into this article on “Accidental Killers and Cities of Refuge”.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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