Sermons & Series

Live from Christ Episcopal Church
September 4, 2016

The String

The String

It’s Labor Day Weekend–which means you’re either knee deep in some big home project or taking one last lazy summer weekend. Or maybe both. But it also means Fall TV Premiers are coming up, the time when we get to see a new season after the cliff hangers of last season. I am not really […]

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August 28, 2016

Here’s to the Losers – Bless Them All

Here's to the Losers - Bless Them All

Frank Sinatra released a great song in 1964 called “Here’s to the Losers”. 1964 happens to be the year I was born, so I’m not sure what to make of that. The song is a kind of toast to all who are unlucky in love, or alone without friends, or lost, little, least or last […]

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August 21, 2016

Jesus Flipped the Script

Jesus Flipped the Script

I had a difficult time in Middle School, well to be frank I have had many difficult times in my life, but recently I was thinking about my relationship with Deke Andrews, my Middle School PE Teacher. I grew 6 inches between 5th and 6th grade and my eyesight fell to pieces; put another way […]

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August 14, 2016

A Vision of Division

A Vision of Division

To read more about the Amanda Beard story Dave referenced, click here. To read more about the Richard Rohr book he referenced, go here.

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August 7, 2016

All American

All American

I love watching the Summer Olympics! My favorites are the women’s gymnastics, the swimming and diving—mainly because I could never do any of that. These men and women are the physical gods of our time, the result of a lifetime of pain and sacrifice, human beings reaching for the divine. In that vein, one Olympic […]

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July 31, 2016

Everybody Else’s Biggest Problem

Everybody Else's Biggest Problem

To read Ted Scofield’s series on Mockingbird about Greed, from which many of Dave’s stats originated, look no further. And here is the NY Times article on “The Oppressive Gospel of Minimalism”.  

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July 24, 2016

God of the Blue Notes

God of the Blue Notes

In his letter to the church in Colossae, St. Paul warns us not to be taken “captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition…” Instead we are to be “rooted and built up in (Christ) and established in faith.” One of the chief ways that we (the church) have failed to heed Paul’s […]

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July 17, 2016

The One Thing Needful

The One Thing Needful

Well, you know a church is on summer vacation when they bring in their web guy to preach sermons on Sunday! Talk about the B Team! I’m thankful to be up here, though. I’m Ethan Richardson, and I’m currently in the discernment process for ordination in the Episcopal Church. I also work in the Christ […]

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July 10, 2016

The Ditch

The Ditch

The red-headed geek was my soccer coach during a camp one really hot summer. We started with practice, and as our 9yr old legs ran towards the ball, we were yelled at it by the geek.  He seemed to yell louder and louder.  In our first game on a super hot July day we fell […]

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July 5, 2016

Another Rabbi

Another Rabbi

To read more about the religious overtones of extreme fitness, click here. For the full quotation from Alain de Botton’s new book, The Course of Love, click here. To listen to the 11-minute segment from Snap Judgment about “The Rabbi and the KKK”, click here.

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