Jason Cox is the rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, San Francisco. Before coming to St. Luke’s, Jason served as Senior Associate Rector of St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. He began his ministry in Los Angeles, directing the Episcopal Urban Intern Program (EUIP, now Jubilee Year LA), and helping to found the Episcopal Service Corps, a national network of young adult service programs. Before ordination, Jason served as an intern with EUIP, working with the homeless in a transitional housing facility on L.A.’s skid row.
Sermons and Bible Studies
[RCL]: Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 17:1-7,16; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:13-21 For the past several Sundays, our Gospel readings have been focused on Jesus’ parables as recorded by Matthew. First, there was the parable of the sower, then the parable of the weeds and the wheat, and last week, a whole panoply of parables: the mustard seed, […]
[RCL]: Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47 or Psalm 93; Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53 Six Sundays have passed now since we heard that Jesus was raised from the dead. We have heard many stories this Easter season of how Jesus appeared to his disciples: Mary Magdalene found his tomb empty that Sunday morning after the Passover, and […]
[RCL]: Amos 8:1-12; Psalm 52; Colossians 1:15-28; Luke 10:38-42 Some of the most interesting moments in Jesus’ ministry happen when he visits his friends Mary and Martha in Bethany, just outside Jerusalem. It was Mary and Martha’s brother Lazarus that Jesus called out of the tomb and into new life. And it was at a […]
[RCL]: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 70; Hebrews 12:1-3; John 13:21-32 And it was night. Wednesday in Holy Week marks an inflection point between light and dark: halfway from dusk to dawn, midway between two resurrections. Yes, two resurrections: because you cannot understand Jesus’ resurrection in the Gospel of John without first knowing about Lazarus’ resurrection. Jesus […]
You might be tempted to gloss over the miracle stories about Jesus that are recorded in the Gospels. Taken at face value, most of them stretch our credulity, perhaps further than we are willing to go, and for what? Is it necessary to believe that Jesus really walked on water, or magically multiplied the loaves […]
How did this happen? How did Jesus’ life of peace end in such a violent death? We stand at the edge of this moment, looking on in horror and confusion — just as Jesus’ followers did on the day he was crucified. The violence we have seen is numbing: it robs us of the ability […]
We should be observing the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost today, but this year, there is a break in the pattern. Today is the Feast of the Transfiguration, which always falls on August 6th, and this Feast outranks Pentecost 9. In fact, there are only a handful of feast days so important that they take precedence […]
Today is January 22nd and we are just about three weeks into 2017. Did you make any resolutions this year? If you did, how are they holding up? New Year’s resolutions can be big or small. Do any of these sound familiar? This year, I will eat less, drink less, exercise more. This year, I will […]
In June 2010, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett announced a new charity initiative for billionaires: the Giving Pledge. So far, Gates and Buffett have received pledges from 137 billionaires from around the world who have pledged to donate at least half of their fortunes to charity. Five years in, a total of 365 billion dollars […]
John’s Gospel ends with four appearances that the resurrected Jesus makes to different groups of disciples: four scenes of Christ revealed alive, four assurances that death could never contain the life that Jesus lived and lives. First, on Easter Day, we heard how Mary encountered Jesus in the garden outside the tomb, and mistook him […]
On the third day, there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee. How many weddings have you been to in your life? Can you remember what all those brides wore, the music that was played, the songs you danced to at the reception? Whether you enjoy weddings or dread them, they make an impression. You […]
Welcome friends. This is the night. This is the night we gather as God’s people to hear the stories that matter most to us, the stories that teach us who we are. What we believe. What we long for. What our hopes and dreams are. These stories teach us what our God is like. Just […]
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