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Testimony, Epiphany 2 (A) – January 19, 2020

January 19, 2020

[…] been taught it by another person. Engaging in a website or a film or a book privately is being taught by another person; the website and that film and book […]

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Bible Study: Proper 10 (B) – 2018

July 15, 2018

2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 The  books attributed to the prophet Samuel tell the history of the Israelites and explain God’s law for Israel under the guidance of the prophets. In chapter 6 […]

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Bible Study: Advent 3 (C) – 2015

December 13, 2015

Zephaniah 3:14-20 In these final verses from his book, the Prophet Zephaniah gives us an exultant vision of the restoration of the People of God. The Lord has “taken away […]

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Sermon at Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento

November 15, 2009

[…] working through another round of change right now. Lots of people still call this prayer book new, but very few of us would go back to the old one. Almost […]

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Bible Study: Easter 4 (A) – 2017

May 7, 2017

Acts 2:42-47 During the Easter season, lections from the book of Acts are used in place of the Old Testament because they record the early response of the church to […]

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Bible Study: Proper 7 (A) – 2017

June 15, 2017

Genesis 21:8-21 Outside of the book of Genesis, the word “Abraham” appears in the Bible 142 times. Compare that with Sarah, which appears 24 times, and Hagar who only appears […]

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They Are Fondly Heard…, Epiphany 4 (A) – 2005

January 30, 2005

[…] set of ethical principles, the Baptismal Covenant, which is set forth in the Episcopal Church’s Book of Common Prayer. Having stated what we believe, the Baptismal Creed, we now say how we will […]

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Bible Study: Proper 7 (A) – 2023

May 23, 2023

RCL: Genesis 21:8-21; Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17; Romans 6:1b-11; Matthew 10:24-39 Genesis 21:8-21 Outside of the book of Genesis, the word “Abraham” appears in the Bible 142 times. Compare that with […]

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Bible Study: Proper 21 (B) – 2012

September 30, 2012

Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 Today’s reading from the book of Numbers interweaves three themes – the peoples’ frustration with their situation of wandering in the desert with little to eat, […]

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Bible Study: Proper 21 (B) – 2021

August 9, 2021

[…] 9:38-50 Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22 Esther is perhaps the most fun of all the biblical books! A hilarious cast of characters, comedic turns of fate, and a clear commendation of […]

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Jerusalem: Pilgrimage – Past and Present

March 8, 2017

[…] history of Jerusalem is the history of the world,” so begins historian Simon Sebag Montefiore’s book Jerusalem: The Biography. I love history. It was always my favorite subject in school. […]

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At #CSW68: “From NYC to Chicago”

March 19, 2024

[…] already being guided and resourced by the church is through the Diocese of Chicago’s One Book, One Diocese program. I read the selected book for this year, Poverty, By America, […]

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Toward General Convention

June 3, 2003

[…] Episcopal Life makes plain, preparations are well underway for the 74th General Convention. The Blue Book, official reports to the General Convention, has been carefully compiled, printed and circulated. Hotel […]

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Bible Study: Epiphany 3 (C) – 2013

January 27, 2013

[…] period, after the return of the Jewish people to Jerusalem from exile in Babylonia. The books of Ezra and Nehemiah are a narrative of the restoration of the Jewish people […]

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God’s Story, Our Story, Proper 19 (B) – 2015

September 13, 2015

On October 1, 1996 a book called The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks made its debut. Almost ten years later, on June 25, 2004, the movie adaptation came out with the story coming […]

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Easter Moves Around…, Easter Day (C) – 2007

April 08, 2007

[…] between March twenty-second and April twenty-fifth. There is, in fact, an entire section of the Book of Common Prayer devoted to finding the date of Easter Sunday in any given year. Read it […]

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