Sermons & Series

Live from Christ Episcopal Church
January 16, 2018

The Institution of Rev. Willis Logan

The Institution of Rev. Willis Logan

Not only is it a real privilege to be the preacher here at St. Mark’s tonight, but it is also a deep down genuine pleasure. And that is because I love Willis Logan and the whole Logan family. And in this part of the great state of Virginia, there are a lot of them to […]

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January 14, 2018

The Gospel and Race, Pt. 1

The Gospel and Race, Pt. 1

This is part one of our epiphany series on the Gospel and what the Christian message has to say about race.

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January 14, 2018

Do I Know You?

Do I Know You?

When I was a younger person, I had a difficult time getting to know people. It seemed like a hard thing to figure out—how to get to know someone and feel comfortable enough around them to be yourself. First, you had to engage in conversation, but if you didn’t know them, you didn’t know what […]

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January 7, 2018

The Meaning of God’s Grandeur

The Meaning of God's Grandeur

On the first Sunday of this New Year our first reading comes from the first verse of the first chapter of the Bible. We may long for renewal in January, a new start. Given the scripture’s dim view of human will power, we are right to be suspicious of New Year’s resolutions. But, that doesn’t […]

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December 31, 2017

Watercolor Lives

Watercolor Lives

I was in an art class yesterday creating watercolor paintings. We were each given a beautiful cream colored piece of paper, about 1.5 ft. x 2 ft. and told to begin any way we would like—splash color on the page or start out small. Be bold or timid. Make shapes or none. This paralyzed me […]

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December 24, 2017

Who Would Not Love Thee?

Who Would Not Love Thee?

Welcome to Christmas Eve at Christ Church! We are so glad you are here and we hope that this Christmas will be a bringer of great blessings to you. This year, especially, we are hungry for great blessings. This year, especially, we need to hear the angel say, “Fear not” from on high. Sometimes people […]

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December 17, 2017

A Few Pointers

A Few Pointers

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December 10, 2017

Sunflowers of Repentance

Sunflowers of Repentance

At the 9 o’clock service today, we had the Christmas pageant with over 90 children—which means about 40 angels, 30 lambs and 10 shepherds. A few angels couldn’t keep their wings on and a star adamantly didn’t want to wear her star on her head. In years past, we have had an occasional Ninja warrior […]

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December 3, 2017

Everyone Is Just Waiting

Everyone Is Just Waiting

This past week I heard about some holiday gathering where you could bring your kids to sit not just on Santa’s lap, but on the Grinch’s lap too. That’s kind of funny. Someone tweeted something witty about the villain of Hooville: “Just so we’re clear, the Grinch never hated Christmas. He hated people, which is […]

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November 26, 2017

What About the Goats?

What About the Goats?

When I was in seminary I interned at a church, and after a few months they gave me my first opportunity to preach. Just to be sure they weren’t opening themselves up to something terrible coming out of their pulpit, they checked in on my sermon prep a few times a week for almost a […]

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