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…

Incline Our Hearts to Keep This Law (sermon)

If you were a student, or young monastic in fourth century Egypt, your classroom was more likely to be a desert than a library. Instead of regularly scheduled class times, you’d wait weeks, or even months, for a great teacher to emerge from silent contemplation and prayer, and say something wise, like “repent and pray!”.…

Have you not known? (sermon)

You know how you remember movies—from your childhood, or perhaps other important moments in your life? Perhaps it’s your favorite childhood movie, or a movie from a date, or something you watched with a loved one. One of the movies that lives in my head from my own childhood is The Lion, The Witch, and…