Harrowing Of Hell

The Lord is in this Place

To watch the sermon click here. How does God bring heaven to earth, and earth to heaven? In our reading from Genesis this morning, we have the famous story of Jacob’s ladder. The context: Isaac and Rebekah have two sons: Esau the elder twin, has been a good kid, but Jacob is a bad boy

Listen. A Sower Went out to Sow

To watch the sermon click here. I’ve heard the Parable of the Sower more times than I can count, and I’ll bet many of you have too. And I almost always hear the parable as being about me. You know, what kind of soil am I? Am I rocky? Am I shallow? Am I full

We are the Samaritans

Who were the Samaritans? We’ve all heard Jesus’s parable of the Good Samaritan, the religious outsider who compassionately cared for the poor man beaten and left for dead in the ditch. The man who had been avoided by the religious insiders, the Priest and the Levite, because they thought he might be dead and coming

Let Us Walk Humbly With Our God

Let us pray: In the name of the one God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. In the passage from Exodus, the Lord said to Moses, “I have observed the misery of my people who are in Egypt; I have heard their cry on account of their taskmasters. Indeed, I know their sufferings, and I

The Good News

Good morning Christians, seekers, and friends! I have been thinking this week about that old question, “What do you want to hear first… the GOOD news or the BAD news?” We’ve probably all heard this question in one context or another. Do you have a personal preference? Good news first; then bad news? Or is

Battle for Christianity – Annual Appeal

I am so glad to be here with you today. I just returned from a board meeting for the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes in Atlanta, and then flew to Essex Connecticut where I preached at Kate Wesch’s installation as Rector at Saint John’s Church. Incidentally, Kate is doing very well, as is her family,