October 10, 2018

Is divorce a sin? This is a very real and pertinent question for our time. Now, bear with me here, the short answer is yes. But so is being in a relationship in which we are abused or in which we become increasingly angry at our spouse. Being in a relationship which ca...

October 1, 2018

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roper 21, Year B, RCL, Track 1
Psalm 124, James 5:13-20, Mark 9:38-50

Back in 2001, a small church in Colorado, no bigger than ours, prepared and served a Thanksgiving meal. The church had a concern for families in need as well as others who had no one to share a meal w...

Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year B, RCL
Numbers 21:4-9, Ephesians 2:1-10, John 3:14-21, Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22

The wilderness people are nearing the end of their 40-year trek, but as of yet, they do not know this. Over these generations, the people have gone back and...

John 2:13-22

On its face, there is little wrong with what the people were doing in the Temple courtyard. People came to the temple from countries all over the known world. It is unreasonable to travel long distances with livestock because you would need food for these a...

January 30, 2018

Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B 

1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28

The Episcopal Church is, at least in some circles, known as the Church of the Book. This is often not an acclimation as to how we uphold the Bible but more of a criticism of our Book of Com...

January 14, 2018

Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B, RCL
1 Samuel 3:1-20, 1 Corinthians 6:12-20, John 1:43-51, Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17

The priest arrives at church on Sunday morning to hear his congregants speaking about the faith. This poor congregation doesn’t seem to know what exa...

December 6, 2017

First Sunday of Advent, Year B, RCL

Isaiah 64:1-9,1 Corinthians 1:3-9,Mark 13:24-37, Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18

Humans have made great things from skyscrapers to rockets and even medical advances which extend our lives. Historically humans believe that we are strong both physic...

November 26, 2017

Last Sunday after Pentecost, Year A, RCL, Track 1

Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24, Psalm 100, Matthew 25:31-46

“He will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left.” Or from Ezekiel, “I will judge between sheep and sheep, the fat and the lean.” Both passages tell u...

October 8, 2017

Year A, Proper 22, Track 1

Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20, Philippians 3:4b-14, Matthew 21:33-46

Last week the some Jewish leaders questioned Jesus’ authority. It is in this same setting where we find Jesus today, telling them another parable just in case they don’t understan...