Sermons & Series

Live from Christ Episcopal Church
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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June 26, 2016

Freedom

Freedom

“For Freedom Christ has set us free.” Our collective consciences’ love the word freedom.  It’s easy to understand, we all want to do what we want to do.  Period.  My son reminds me of this all of the time when tells me that I’m not the boss of him. This is much true in our […]

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June 20, 2016

Prison Break

Prison Break

There are two great opposing forces at work in all of life. They are at odds with one another and you know at once which one is at work in your life. Each force may be described in different terms, but the operational effect on you is always the same. I’m talking about the opposing […]

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June 12, 2016

The Juice

The Juice

I want to tell you the story of a great athlete and the boy who looked up to him. The athlete was a legendary football player- one of the all time greats. In one of his first college football games, he ran a 64-yard touchdown. At that same game, a 15 year old snuck in […]

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