Anthony F.M. Clavier

Anthony F.M. Clavier

Sermons and Bible Studies

Those of You Who Have…, Easter Day (B) – 2009

April 12, 2009

Those of you who have nearly lost someone near and dear will find the gospel today within your experience. In wartime, families hope to avoid and yet expect the knock […]

We Encounter Enthusiasm…, Epiphany 2 (B) – 2009

January 18, 2009

Today’s gospel reading is a delicious story. We encounter enthusiasm, prejudice, and extraordinary insight all in one short story. It is sometimes good for us to remember that we get […]

Jesus Was Good at…, Proper 28 (A) – 2008

November 16, 2008

Jesus was good at providing difficult stories. No doubt they were as hard to hear standing in a group in Palestine as they are from our pews today. If we […]

Try As We May…, Proper 15 (A) – 2008

August 17, 2008

Try as we may, we do not always find ourselves comfortable when we are among people we don’t know. Visiting a new church can be nerve wracking, unless we are […]

So Do Not Worry…, Proper 3 (A) – 2008

May 25, 2008

“So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” At first sight the lessons today seem to give us […]

Covenant Is an Interesting Word, Epiphany 1 (A) – 2008

January 13, 2008

“Covenant” is an interesting word. Mind you Episcopalians hear so much about the “Baptismal Covenant” nowadays that it is in danger of becoming one of those pious slogans often used […]

Do You Sometimes Get…, Proper 23 (C) – 2007

October 14, 2007

Do you sometimes get turned off by “religion talk”? Or do you think that the vocabulary and jargon used by many Christians somehow makes an ordinary idea so religious that […]

Jesus Had Special Friends, Proper 11 (C) – 2007

July 22, 2007

Jesus had special friends. Among them were Mary and Martha of Bethany and their brother Lazarus. Some modern scholars think that Lazarus was “the Beloved Disciple” of the Gospel and […]

Perhaps In A Reaction…, Lent 3 (C) – 2007

March 11, 2007

Perhaps in a reaction to a period of history in which it was thought good not to over-praise each other, we’ve spent a generation “affirming” each other. It can be […]

Eternal Truth, Christmas Day (III) – 2006

December 25, 2006

We are all used to party political agendas. We’ve just survived an election season and although there’s two years to go before the next general election, the television networks daily […]

It Is an Extraordinary Scene, Christ the King (B) – 2006

November 26, 2006

It is an extraordinary scene. Into the room swaggers the representative of the dominant nation on earth, wearing the uniform that spells power and authority. He probably sinks languidly onto […]

Sounds Like the Office…, Proper 24 (B) – 2006

October 22, 2006

Sounds like the office doesn’t it? Two up-and-coming members of the team take the boss aside and ask to be made vice presidents. Maybe they thought Jesus had an easy […]

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