Kirk Alan Kubicek
The Rev. Kirk Alan Kubicek is currently Priest in Charge at Christ Church, Rock Spring Parish, Forest Hill, Md. Christ Church is a Small but Mighty parish, and together we are rediscovering what our Lord has in store for our future. He has spent over 35 years in Parish Ministry in all shapes and size parishes, and for 15 years worked with The Episcopal Church Office of Stewardship and TENS. He often uses storytelling, music, and guitar in proclaiming the Good News. Married with three adult children and one grandson, Kirk also plays drums in On The Bus, a DC Metro Area Grateful Dead tribute band. All shall be well, all shall be well, all manner of thing shall be well!
Sermons and Bible Studies
In a sermon from 1956, the 10th anniversary of the Church of the Saviour in Washington, D.C., Gordon Cosby, a co-founder of that church, speaks of the importance of a personal encounter with Jesus such as the Samaritan woman at the well experiences: â¦I have discoveredâ¦that commitment and discipline are the absolute essentials for any […]
In the Gospel for today, Jesus is identified by Matthew as the prophetic Light that shines in the darkness. He is associated with Isaiahâs prophecy that people who have lived in a land of deep darkness now have a new light shining upon them. Unfortunately one need not look very far to see the darkness […]
A lot of older immigrants routinely offer table scraps to a happily waiting dog under the table. When asked why they donât simply by dog food they frequently will answer something like, âThis is how we fed pets in the old country. We didnât have an entire industry devoted to manufacturing food for pets. Look […]
[Note: One of the joys of the RCL readings is that we get course readings in the Old Testamentâsuch as the Elijah cycle we get this week. Pairing it with the Luke 8 story gives us some new ways of thinking and talking about God and healing.] Elijah and the Gerasene Demoniac are two important […]
Charles Lloyd, the world renowned tenor sax, flute, and virtually anything-like-a- woodwind virtuoso, who gave us Forest Flower at Monterey Pop, and Billy Higgins, the quintessential West Coast jazz drummer and sideman for literally hundreds of recordings of the past 50 years or so, worked on an extended suite in the months leading up to […]
[Note: The significance of the RCL readings on Easter 6 (C) is getting to hear the story of Lydia, a woman of our tradition who has heretofore not appeared in our Sunday lectionary.] Jesus is pictured in Johnâs Gospel as giving us something: his Peace, or his Shalom. As our collect for the day asserts, […]
Note to the reader: The Easter Acclamation is to be used as a call and response “refrain” throughout the sermon, repeating it three times at the end. Alleluia! Christ is Risen! The Lord is Risen indeed! Alleluia! Or is he? Book after book, magazine article after magazine article, movie after movie, all try to tell […]
It is the night before Palm Sunday. Jesus has already traveled much of the way to Jerusalem. He has faced many trials along the way. He has spent a lot of time, energy, and Godâs love feeding people, healing people, confronting people, being confronted and challenged, and all the time walking, walking, walking along the […]
It is Trinity Sunday. So we are meant to be thinking about God. Now it would seem that we should be doing this thinking about God all the time, but there is not a lot of evidence inside or outside the church that many of us really do that. The fact can, and perhaps should, […]
Consider a nurseryman. He propagates and raises ground covers. His hands work steadily, day in and day out, creating and co-creating new life for the world. He sits at a bench to do his work. In the still, humid heat of the summer he puts his bench out of doors in a particular spot where, […]
I May Be Wrong, But I Doubt It This is the title of a collection of columns by the late and irascible journalist Mike Royko. Note the interesting context of doubt: doubt standing in the place of certainty, Royko’s certainty that his observations about Chicago city politics and life in general are right on the […]
They say the devil is in the details. But don’t believe it. That is just propaganda on the part of the Evil One: Satan, the Devil himself, the Prince of Darkness. He would have us believe that he is in the details. At least that is what he was hoping we would believe yesterday, Good […]
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