The Rev. Kellan Day is the Assistant Rector at Church of the Incarnation in Highlands, North Carolina. She is a graduate of The School of Theology at the University of the South. Kellan and her spouse, Kai, relish time outside – climbing, hiking with their dog, and sitting on porches with friends.
Sermons and Bible Studies
[RCL] Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 63:1-8; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Luke 13:1-9 The enslaved Israelites suffered under the Egyptians’ hands. Those Galileans whose blood Pilate mingled with sacrifices certainly suffered. Those who were killed by the tower of Siloam suffered a brutal tragedy. Humanity suffers. That suffering is common – an inextricable part of our human experience […]
RCL: Proverbs 1:20-33; Psalm 19; James 3:1-12; Mark 8:27-38 There are countless ways we expect the story – our stories – to end. “And they lived happily ever after.” “All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.” “Well done, good and faithful servant.” “And one day […]
RCL: Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18 Every year, regardless of the lectionary cycle, we are invited to live in a rich, metaphorical world. A world where there are a whole slew of sheep and one, good, sacrificial Shepherd. It can be a funny world to live in, since not many of […]
[RCL] Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20; Psalm 19; Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46 Being preached to on a parable can sometimes feel like you’re at the Grand Canyon and the tour guide is standing right in your line of vision. Or you are meandering through a stunning art gallery and the curator stops right in the middle […]
[RCL]: Genesis 28:10-19a; Psalm 139: 1-11, 22-23 or Wisdom of Solomon 12:13, 16-19; Romans 8:12-25; Matthew 13:24-30,36-43 We all inherit our lives – which is to say, there are things about us that are “given.” The very traits and narratives and worlds we occupy, by and large, were neither earned nor achieved. They were given. […]
Isaiah 5:1-7 The prophet begins this iconic passage by speaking on behalf of his “beloved” (i.e. the Lord). The love song unfolds, describing a vineyard situated on land that was perfectly suited for a vineyard – lush, fertile ground on a hill with no stones and only “choice vines.” What was expected of the vineyard […]
1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21 Elijah is a tired prophet at this point in 1 Kings, though that’s difficult to tell from this small pericope. Elijah has just experienced the “fine” or “thin” sound in a cave on the mountain, revealing the Lord’s presence. But he is still tired. The beginning of the end of his […]
Exodus 3:1-15 Surely, surely, we are standing on holy ground. An ancient, well-worn story greets us this week: a bush alight that is never consumed and an eternally mysterious, divine self-disclosure. The Lord reveals a few things in this passage. One, God speaks the name of Moses and reveals a concern for God’s people – […]
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