If you were asked to “give a summary of the Christian faith on the back of an envelope, the best thing to do would be to write the Lord’s Prayer:” advice from Rowan Williams, former archbishop of Canterbury. More than any creed, more than any book of theology, this simple short prayer expresses the fullnessContinue reading “The Lord’s Prayer: A Sermon for the 10th Sunday after Pentecost”
Category Archives: Missio Dei
I am a Voter.
“I am a Voter” was the message on the t-shirts and on the minds of homeless residents of the District of Columbia as they voted early in the 2013 Special Election on Saturday, April 13th. The homeless residents, and those who live in shelters or permanent supportive housing, are often thought of as “clients,” “guests,”Continue reading “I am a Voter.”
The poor you will always have with you. Sermon from Mar 17, 2013
Friday morning I was in “Freedom Park,” an audacious name for that little hunk of concrete in Pennsylvania Avenue in front of Washington’s City Hall, the Wilson building. Miriam’s Kitchen, a program that feeds the homeless out of Western Presbyterian Church on Virginia Ave, brought many of their regular homeless guests to the park toContinue reading “The poor you will always have with you. Sermon from Mar 17, 2013”
The importance of the word “Because.” A sermon for Epiphany 3B
The sermon this morning is about one little word: Because. Jesus says “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me BECAUSE.” The Spirit is upon him for a REASON, there is a purpose, there is a BECAUSE. “Because The Spirit has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. The Spirit has sent meContinue reading “The importance of the word “Because.” A sermon for Epiphany 3B”