“You are my child, the Beloved, in you I am well pleased.”

“You are my child, the Beloved, in you I am well pleased.” It’s hard to say exactly what they saw that morning on the banks of the Jordan.  It’s hard to know exactly what the voice sounded like.  As the young man Jesus prayed, water still dripping from his hair, the grey sky split.  AnContinue reading ““You are my child, the Beloved, in you I am well pleased.””

Demons and Georgetown… a sermon for Epiphany IV

The heart of today’s Gospel concerns Jesus’ casting out a demon.  I’ll be honest: I was tempted to tiptoe around the exorcism.  Exorcism is tricky to preach on, especially for Episcopalians.  We don’t generally go in for that exorcism business, especially not at a place like St. John’s Lafayette Square.  Exorcism, we all know itContinue reading “Demons and Georgetown… a sermon for Epiphany IV”