The Light Has Come

a sermon for the feast of the Epiphany Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise upon you, and his glory will appear over you. Nations shall come to your... Continue Reading →

Turn the World Upside Down

A Sermon for Year B, Proper 28 When I was a child, during school recess I often found myself perched in a high position—usually atop the monkey bars or sitting in the very center of the geo dome.  And while I was doing some self-care, enjoying some personal time alone, I would survey the playground and watch what... Continue Reading →

Holy, holy, holy.

A sermon for the ordination of Peter Dunne Skewes-Cox to the sacred ordination of priests. Isaiah 6:1-8   Welcome everyone to this glorious celebration!  Welcome to Peter’s family and friends, from the East Coast and the West Coast and all those beautiful places in between.  Welcome parishioners from St. John’s and St. Catherine’s, from St. Paul’s and St.... Continue Reading →

Kitchen of the Kingdom

Year B, Proper 12, John 6:1-21 My grandmother—Amelia Augusta Dunn, or Granny as we called her—was a stubborn, sassy, southern woman who grew up on a farm right outside of Mobile, Alabama.  And goodness did I feel spoiled whenever I visited my Granny.  I remember as a little girl that somehow everything tasted sweeter in her country... Continue Reading →

David: A Complicated Character

Sermon for Year B Proper 6 June 17, 2018 “The LORD does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 Growing up I loved the Old Testament heroes and heroines, patriarchs and matriarchs, prophets and judges.  I loved their stories.  Like Abraham, who left his... Continue Reading →

Holy Disruption

A Sermon for Year B, Proper 5 Mark 3:20-35 "The crowd came together again, so that Jesus and his disciples could not even eat. When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone out of his mind!” This week I want you to imagine yourself in... Continue Reading →

A Baccalaureate Address

For the Incline High School Class of 2018 1 Peter 5:5 “Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Galatians 5:13 “For you were called to freedom, brethren: only do not turn... Continue Reading →

Encounter “I AM”

Trinity Sunday, Year B Isaiah 6:1-8 Throughout our Judeo-Christian Scriptures, we are given a plethora of names for understanding the mystery that is the One God, the Divine.  Over the past couple of months—since our glorious Easter celebration—, we have encountered the Risen God—Jesus Christ.  We have encountered the Good Shepherd and the Vine grower.  We have encountered Abba,... Continue Reading →

Holy Discomfort

A Sermon for Pentecost Sunday, Year B I don’t know if y’all will believe this, but I was a really shy child growing up.  It was painful at times.  And it wasn’t that I didn’t enjoy the company of others, or didn’t like conversing with friends and family, but new situations, new individuals, new thresholds were... Continue Reading →

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