Sermons & Series

Easter Sunday
April 16, 2017

A Case of Mistaken Identity

A Case of Mistaken Identity

Welcome to Easter Day! No matter who you are or where you’ve come from, we are so glad you’re here. 10 or so years ago, just after we returned to Christ Church from being away in Birmingham, I greeted a young couple at the back of the church one Easter Sunday morning. They had moved […]

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March 27, 2016

At Least We’ve Got That Going For Us, Which Is Nice

At Least We've Got That Going For Us, Which Is Nice

Welcome to Christ Church on this Easter Day! Easter day is drenched and dripping in hope – the lilies, the hymns, the Hallelujah Chorus, the resurrection readings. People turn out in spades for a piece of that hope. An article in the Wall Street Journal this past Holy Week called hope the “emotion we all […]

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April 5, 2015

Jesus in the Big Unknown

Jesus in the Big Unknown

Welcome to Easter Day! This day hasn’t arrived a moment too soon. In many ways it feels like it has been a “long cold lonely winter.”  There is good reason to sing  the Easter hymn, “Welcome Happy Morning” – months in due succession and days of lengthening light are most welcome.  Not to mention the […]

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April 21, 2014

The Bottom Is Solid

The Bottom Is Solid

Welcome to Easter! No words can fully express what Easter is, what Easter means. It’s a good thing this morning that along with words we also have hymns and brass and choir. It’s a good thing we have altar rails and bread given to open hands and wine designed to slake our deeper thirsts. We […]

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April 2, 2013

I Saw (Him) Standing There

I Saw (Him) Standing There

Thomas Jefferson weighed in on the proposed architecture of the first Christ Church, Charlottesville. Colonial churches had pews with doors on them, reserved for those who could pay. Jefferson, however, asked that, “pews be open and free, so that worshippers would be seated pell-mell in life as we would lie in death.” Death is the […]

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April 8, 2012

Good News for the Poor, Bare and Forked

     This past Monday morning I was out for an early walk. The air was crisp, the sun bright, the dogwoods and redbuds and azaleas in full bloom. It was just one of those perfect mornings. I passed an older, slightly doddering lady and asked her how she was doing. She paused, cocked her head […]

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April 24, 2011

Where You Say Goodbye Is Where God Says Hello

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April 4, 2010

Everything Is Going to Be Okay

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April 12, 2009

Things of First Importance

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April 12, 2009

Only God Can Write Act V

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