Sermons & Series

Ash Wednesday
February 18, 2015

The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

Preached on Ash Wednesday at Christ Episcopal Church, Charlottesville, VA. February 18, 2015.

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March 7, 2014

He Remembers That We Are But Dust

He Remembers That We Are But Dust

When I was a youth minister in the mid-90’s, I was at a youth ministry conference and met Dave Hope, the bassist of the progressive rock band Kansas.  Dave had experienced a radical conversion to Christ, and was really kind and personable.  I was fascinated by some of his stories about the band, including how […]

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February 18, 2013

The Bottomless Praise Pit

The Bottomless Praise Pit

One of the bread and butter tactics of fundraisers is offering naming rights for big gifts. Universities and Hospitals and Art Museums abound with wings and fields and centers named after big donors. I understand that the missions of these institutions are good and that perhaps the end justifies the means.  But the Ash Wednesday […]

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February 22, 2012

What Lent is Really All About

“What are you giving up for Lent?” People have often asked me that over the last ten years since I was ordained a priest.  It was something I used to ask myself each year.  What was I going to give up for Lent? One year I gave up beer.  Bad move.  I don’t think it […]

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February 17, 2010

Have Mercy on Me, O God

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February 25, 2009

Never Give Up Beer for Lent

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February 25, 2009

Be Reconciled to God

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