Sermons from November 2016

Sermons from November 2016

An Unwelcome Guest

No wonder we don’t like Advent! Especially at this time of the year! We want to cosy up by the fire, and this reading seems to send us out into the cold, icy blast of a blizzard.

Good Shepherd, Crucified King

Well, that was a lot of reading for today. All four Scriptures set out for the Reign of Christ Sunday. We don’t usually do this: we usually limit it to one or two readings. Today, you know what it feels like to be an Anglican, being served up the full feast of Scripture selections! That’s not why I chose to do this—to make you feel like Anglicans for the day. It’s just that this Reign of Christ Sunday is something…

Apocalypse

Many of us, many of our friends, family members, colleagues, here as well as across the United States, are still reeling in shock from the outcome of Tuesday’s elections in the U.S.

“Blessings And Woes”

When I studied this passage from Luke I found it a challenging and perplexing one. It starts off well, saying the marginalized in society are blessed. It fits with my views on social justice. But the next part, well, I have to say it unsettled me. Woe to you who are rich, who are full, who are happy and who are spoken well of. Wait a minute…He’s talking about me! But I’m rich because I work hard. Because I work…