He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High (sermon)

It is silent in chapel. Every rustle is magnified in cavernous echoing walls of stone, the last bit of daylight peeking through stained glass windows. The noise of traffic outside dims, as people go home from work, have dinner, and begin to think about going to sleep. Sleep is on our minds also, as we…

Arise my love and come away (sermon)

There’s some Sundays where you just look at the readings and ask yourself, “what the heck is this doing here?”, and unsurprisingly, this is one of those Sundays. Right off the bat, we start off with a passage from the Song of Solomon. It may sound familiar—part of it is sometimes read at weddings: “Arise,…

All is grace (sermon)

This week, I’ve been working my way through the extended editions of Peter Jackson’s the Hobbit Trilogy. And yes, for those of you wondering, these are the infamous movies, clocking in at 4 hours each, all sourced from one book by J.R.R. Tolkien. I love them, and the book they’re based on. At the conclusion…