Religious Radicals (Sermon for Ordinary Time Proper 19, year B)

Jesus and his disciples are on the road this morning.  The visual is important.  In the story you have Jesus, the disciples, and what Mark refers to as the “crowd.”  Jesus has a bit of a posse, a bit of an entourage.  They’re walking down a long dusty footpath from Bethsaida to Cesarea Phillipi, climbingContinue reading “Religious Radicals (Sermon for Ordinary Time Proper 19, year B)”

Sermon from Sunday Feb. 21- Shaun White and Jesus

Today is the First Sunday of Lent, and we begin with Jesus in the desert.  The story seems a good place to start.  Jesus spends 40 days in the desert, in fasting and prayer, to prepare for the start of his ministry.  We, like the early church, spend the 40 days in preparation.  It turnsContinue reading “Sermon from Sunday Feb. 21- Shaun White and Jesus”

Christianity has Consequences a sermon preached at St. John’s Church, October 11, 2009

President Obama came to Church the morning of my first sermon as a seminarian.  This is, roughly, what I preached… Christianity has consequences.  That’s what our readings tell us today.  Christianity has consequences.  These are tough readings to face when preaching for the first time as seminarian at St. John’s.  What we learn though, isContinue reading “Christianity has Consequences a sermon preached at St. John’s Church, October 11, 2009”