Don’t Panic: Embrace the Intrinsic

Tbilisskaya Sometimes, when I read the Gospel for the week, I am immediately struck by a particular idea or line and I feel like the Holy Spirit is moving and I know what I should say.  Today is not that kind of Sunday. When I read the Gospel today, I was reminded of sci fi author…

Considering the Cost of the Gospel

Good morning. This morning’s Gospel is one of the pieces of scripture that we call “the hard sayings of Jesus.” And I really can’t complain. I’ve been preaching 25 years and this is the first time that I’ve had to preach on this particular scripture. So , I’m lucky. In the modern world, we have…

Be a Prophet for Our Times

August tends to be a month where people think about vacations, picnics and other really cool stuff. For people in ordained ministry though, June tends to be a month when many of us think about the nature of ministry because at least here in this Diocese and every diocese I know people tend to be…

We Will Build What We Believe

When I look at the world at this moment in time, when I read the headlines, when I read the science, when I talk to people, it seems to me that we are being consumed by fear. We’re afraid that there’s not enough, that there’s not enough time, that there’s not enough money, that there’s…