a homily presented on a virtual Trinity College service on 9/23 readings were Judith 10.1-23 and Acts 19.1-10 Judith is a person that we don’t get to talk about much in sermons, or even in church at all. A heroine to rival Esther or Deborah, she’s shunted off to the Apocrypha and makes only rare… Continue reading Beauty in the World and Precedented Times
From a homily prepared for Trinity College Chapel, March 13, 2019 on Luke 11.29-32 and Jonah 3.1-10 this post also contains a bit of material from the earlier post "signs and wonders" "Our earth is degenerate in these latter days. There are signs that the world is speedily coming to an end. Bribery and corruption… Continue reading Gimme a Sign!
a homily prepared for Trinity College Chapel, Toronto, Ontario on Matthew 10. 16-26 I think we need to start today’s homily not with theology, but with a bit of animal husbandry. I grew up in the country, familiar with farm residents like horses, milk-cows, cantankerous goats, rabbits, chickens, pigs, and yes, sheep. Sheep… Continue reading Sheep among the wolves
a homily preached at Trinity College Chapel on January 16, 2019 based on: Mark 1: 29-39 Growing up, I had three primary heroes: Joan of Arc, Martin Luther, and my Grandmother. My grandmother was a marvellous Swede transported to the Southern United States. She swore like a sailor, chain-smoked nearly until the day she died,… Continue reading Joan of Arc, Martin Luther, and my Grandma
The reading from Acts this evening concerns the establishment, and the joining of two differing communities. The baptists, followers of John and the followers of the Way, early followers of Paul and Jesus. Those baptized by water and repentance, and those baptized by the Holy Spirit. It’s quite a good job that Paul does, easily… Continue reading Maybe Jesus Wants Us to Get Over Ourselves