Love Your Neighbor.

A Sermon for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost. It’s here: the last weekend of summer. And with it our town with start to slow down; the pace of life will relax into its shoulder season serenity. Yet, even though I look forward to the return of such a refreshing small-town rhythm, I always end up... Continue Reading →


A Sermon for the 2nd Sunday of Advent, Year A A year ago on the first Sunday of Advent, I didn’t know it at the time, but I had began a discernment process that took nine months to incubate; nine months to grow; nine months to come to fruition.  It took nine months for me... Continue Reading →

Commitment to Community

Last Sunday after the Epiphany Will you continue in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and in the prayers? Over the course of this Epiphany season—a season when we celebrate Christ’s mission and ministry in the world, those numerous miraculous, mountaintop experiences—, we at St. Patrick’s have had our own occasions to celebrate, our... Continue Reading →

Who is my Neighbor

the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year B "Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?" the Book of Common Prayer p. 304 On my first journey West as a young adult, I landed in Colorado Springs, Colorado, during a seminary internship as a hospital chaplain.  I was completely unaware of how... Continue Reading →

Amazing Grace

The Third Sunday after Epiphany, Year B Will you persevere in resisting evil, and whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?  I will with God's help. Amazing Grace! How sweet the sound, That saved a wretch; like me! I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see.... Continue Reading →

Will we be prophets too?

The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, Year B   Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being? I will with God’s help. BCP p. 305 While I was in seminary (I know, not that long ago) there seemed to be this obsession amongst my professors & classmates with... Continue Reading →

Come & See

The Second Sunday after Epiphany, Year B “Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?  I will with God’s help.” BCP p. 205 That summer before high school, when I stepped foot on the hallowed grounds of wonderful, wonderful Camp McDowell—the summer camp for the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama—, I was nervous.  I... Continue Reading →

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