Anthony F.M. Clavier

Anthony F.M. Clavier

Sermons and Bible Studies

One Plus One Plus One Equals One, Trinity Sunday (B) – 2012

June 03, 2012

We live in an age of conflict. It was probably always so, but we hear about things instantly nowadays and even find ourselves watching the most dreadful scenes while we […]

Jesus, Not Always Meek and Mild, Lent 3 (B) – 2012

March 11, 2012

Security is very important to most of us. There are things in our lives, some which seem very large, some perhaps insignificant, without which we feel totally adrift. It may […]

And Is It True?, Christmas Day (I) – 2011

December 25, 2011

And is it true? The choices of lessons for Christmas Day approach that question in two ways. St. Luke tells us the story, a story we’ve heard year by year. […]

It Is A Hard Job…, Proper 17 (A) – 2011

August 28, 2011

It is a hard job being religious. Perhaps we feel this the more when we compare our lives with those of the saints. Of course we have our excuses. The […]

The Apostles Wanted and Needed…, Easter 7 (A) – 2011

June 05, 2011

The apostles wanted and needed safety. They asked Jesus whether this would not be a good time to restore David’s Kingdom, a moment in the history of Israel when the […]

Ever Since the Bottom Fell…, Ash Wednesday – 2011

March 09, 2011

Ever since the bottom fell out of the sackcloth and ashes business, we’ve not known what to do about Lent. “What do I give up?” seems to be the primary […]

At This Time of the Year…, Advent 4 (A) – 2010

December 19, 2010

At this time of the year, expectation is very nearly overcome by exhaustion. Whether that expectation is Christmas dinner and a pile of ill-afforded presents, or the Coming of the […]

If John the Baptist Came Striding…, Nativity of St. John the Baptist – 2010

June 24, 2010

If John the Baptist came striding down the aisle today, we might recoil in horror and ask the ushers to remove him. Yet the unkempt man we encounter as an […]

There’s Nothing More Exciting…, Palm Sunday (C) – 2010

March 28, 2010

There’s nothing more exciting than a spectacular parade. Television spectaculars, like the Oscars are something of a modern equivalent. We watch excitedly as new stars are born and see them […]

Embracing the Mission, Feast of the Epiphany – 2010

January 06, 2010

The plot is familiar. It could well be a contemporary tale. We meet a grasping dictator, determined to hang on to power at all costs, paranoid and bloodthirsty. We meet […]

No, This Isn’t a Sermon about Tithing…, Proper 27 (B) – 2009

November 08, 2009

No, this isn’t a sermon about tithing, so you may take your hands off your wallets. Our television screens bombard us with offers of deals. No doubt your spam contains […]

At Least Jesus Took…, Proper 19 (B) – 2009

September 13, 2009

At least Jesus took poor Peter to one side! There are few things worse than being shamed in public. Yet the story of this stinging rebuke somehow leaked out. Indeed […]

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