God’s economy of surprise (sermon)

It’s always the youngest. Now, I know that’s a very oldest child thing of me to say, but it’s true to some extent, right? The youngest child gets to have the most fun, and has the fewest rules that apply to them. It’s always the youngest, and perhaps we roll our eyes a bit when…

Bind all our lives together (sermon)

Bribery in the highest offices of government, ethics are trampled as officials chase after trade deals that line the pockets of those in power, people are dying of plague and poverty in a world that doesn’t seem to care, partisan politics and dehumanizing opponents is the norm in a world where the powerful and those…

The hope to which we are called (sermon)

Well friends, it is a great privilege to be here with you this morning. It’s just a year since I left St. Paul’s as your seminarian, though perhaps you’ll agree with me that it feels like maybe two or three or five years has passed A year ago, I drove to the church and packed…

How good and pleasant it is (sermon)

This is Low Sunday, or that Second Sunday after Easter where, in my experience, everyone tries their hand with our friend Thomas: Thomas the doubter, or Thomas the faithful, or Thomas who just needs proof. But if we look at the gospel for today, Thomas is just one part. Jesus appears to the disciples on…