Posted on 06/17/2019 10:23 AM (Interrupting the Silence)
Jesus said, “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.” Maybe there is something unbearable about God.
When have you experienced the unbearable in your life? What happened? How did it come about? In what ways are you experiencing the unbearable today?
Posted on 05/30/2019 11:00 AM (Interrupting the Silence)
"They said, ‘Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven?’” I don’t think the men in white robes are waiting for an answer. Their question is suggesting that there is somewhere else to be looking.
Posted on 05/27/2019 10:33 AM (Interrupting the Silence)
Will we live with our hearts at peace or at war? That’s the question each one of us must answer, and we do. Every day we answer that question and our answer to that question determines our way of being toward others. How do we want to be toward the other?
Posted on 05/5/2019 18:20 PM (Interrupting the Silence)
Jesus’ resurrection is a call insisting you and I give existence to more life, whether for ourselves or another. We are the ones to continue the story of resurrection. We are the ones to give concrete existence to resurrection.
Posted on 04/24/2019 12:44 PM (Interrupting the Silence)
A collection of sermons preached at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Uvalde, Texas, for Holy Week and Easter Sunday 2019.
Posted on 04/22/2019 10:17 AM (Interrupting the Silence)
This is your resurrection. This is your Easter. This is your feast day. And that is true for every one of us here. Regardless of who you are, what you’ve done or not done, what has or has not happened in your life, what you believe or don’t believe, the promise remains, hope abides, and the call persists.
Posted on 04/20/2019 12:38 PM (Interrupting the Silence)
Holy Saturday – Matthew 27:57-66 I am always struck by the contrast between this day, Holy Saturday, and the rest of Holy Week. The crowds, shouting, and turmoil of Good Friday have given way to silence and stillness. There is no meal or intimacy like on Maundy Thursday. The excitement and hope of Palm Sunday’s triumphal entry have ended with two women and a sealed …
Posted on 04/19/2019 14:37 PM (Interrupting the Silence)
We tend to let the cross and Jesus’ death overshadow not only this day, but the entirety of our faith, as if it is the thing and the only thing. But what if it’s just one more thing, one among many? I do not mean to diminish or negate the cross on this day. But there is more to Jesus, his life, and this day than just his cross and death. It’s a part of the story but it’s not the whole story. So I want to try and enlarge the meaning of the cross and this day.
Posted on 04/18/2019 19:30 PM (Interrupting the Silence)
Maundy Thursday – John 13:1-17, 31-35 “You will never wash my feet,” Peter says to Jesus. What’s that about? What’s going on with Peter? I don’t know but I have a guess. I think it’s about more than having his feet washed. In fact, I don’t think it’s even about his feet. I think it’s about feeling vulnerable, exposed, and uncertain about taking his share …
Posted on 04/17/2019 15:44 PM (Interrupting the Silence)
Wednesday in Holy Week – John 13:21-32 What comes to mind when you hear the name Judas? For most of us, I suspect, the first thing we think of is betrayal. Judas is the one who betrayed Jesus. Judas is the one who made a deal with the authorities. Judas is the one who sold out. Judas is the one who “went out” into the …