Category: jesus

Of stress and leadership

Yesterday, I preached a Michaelmas sermon in which I talked about spiritual warfare in our world. If you doubt the existence of spiritual warfare, look at a newspaper. Or consider what’s happening in our...

The Peace, and how we fail to pass it

Over the weekend, I posted this status on Facebook, “The passing of the peace is not liturgical halftime, nor is it the same as coffee hour. Just a random thought on a Sunday morning.”...

Good Friday: Let us embrace the Cross

A sermon preached on Good Friday 2014 at Church of the Ascension, Chicago. From the Passion according to St. John, “And again another scripture says, ‘They shall look on him whom they have pierced.’”...

When God gets real

One of the ways to understand Christmas could be to think of this day as a celebration of God getting real. Oh, God was real from before the creation. But with the exception of...

What are we expecting?

I am blessed to work with some of the very best people serving in the church today. Jay Sidebotham, the director of RenewalWorks, writes a column every week called Monday Matters. You can follow...

Maundy Thursday: Love on the move

A sermon preached at Christ Church, New Haven, CT on Maundy Thursday 2013. This is how you shall eat it: your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand;...