“Tales of My Granny” (October 19, 2013: Celebration of the Life of Anne Marie Riley Montgomery–DeForest Chapel, Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama)

“Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.  By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.” II Timothy 1.13-14[1] In the Name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Amen! All of youContinue reading ““Tales of My Granny” (October 19, 2013: Celebration of the Life of Anne Marie Riley Montgomery–DeForest Chapel, Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama)”

Time’s Prisoner: The Right Reverend Charles Colcock Jones Carpenter and the Civil Rights Movement in the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama

Click to access brandt-montgomery-thesis.pdf Many of Alabama’s older Episcopalians remember the late Bishop Charles Colcock Jones Carpenter with great warmth, admiration, and profound respect and classify his 30-year episcopate, from 1938-1968, as having been one of the Diocese of Alabama’s golden eras.  Under his leadership, the Diocese of Alabama experienced tremendous membership growth, planted severalContinue reading “Time’s Prisoner: The Right Reverend Charles Colcock Jones Carpenter and the Civil Rights Movement in the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama”

“Jesus and the Resurrection: Too Marvelous for Words” (Saturday, March 30, 2013: The Great Vigil & First Eucharist of Easter–Canterbury Episcopal Chapel, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Sunday, March 31, 2013: Easter Sunday–The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, Tallassee, Alabama)

“…Why do you seek the living among the dead…”—Luke 24.5b[i] (Great Vigil of Easter) “…I have seen the Lord…”—John 20.18a (Easter Sunday) ALLELUIA!  CHRIST IS RISEN!  THE LORD IS RISEN INDEED!  ALLELUIA! I once heard a story that on one particular Easter Sunday, a Sunday school teacher asked her young students, “What did Jesus first sayContinue reading ““Jesus and the Resurrection: Too Marvelous for Words” (Saturday, March 30, 2013: The Great Vigil & First Eucharist of Easter–Canterbury Episcopal Chapel, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Sunday, March 31, 2013: Easter Sunday–The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, Tallassee, Alabama)”

“In Christ Is Found Our Unity”: Sunday, January 27, 2013 (The Third Sunday after the Epiphany: Septuagesima Sunday)

“Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.”—I Corinthians 12.27[1]  In the Name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Amen! In the late 1930s, when swing music was becoming increasingly popular throughout the American musical stage, jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman was widely considered among his professional colleagues and jazz fansContinue reading ““In Christ Is Found Our Unity”: Sunday, January 27, 2013 (The Third Sunday after the Epiphany: Septuagesima Sunday)”

Spring 2013 Preaching Schedule

Lately, many people have asked about when and where I will be preaching.  Below is my (current) guest preaching/celebration schedule for the Spring 2013 semester.  If any of you are around in these areas, you are more than welcome to attend.  Peace and love! Spring 2013 Guest Preaching/Celebration Schedule February 3–Guest Lecturer, “Singing a FaithfulContinue reading “Spring 2013 Preaching Schedule”

“There’ll Be Some Changes Made”: Sunday, January 13, 2013 (The First Sunday after the Epiphany: Baptism of Our Lord)

“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.”—Isaiah 43.1b[i] In the Name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Amen! I am a huge lover of jazz—specifically of traditional standards and songs associated with the Great American Songbook.  One particular song that I enjoy was first writtenContinue reading ““There’ll Be Some Changes Made”: Sunday, January 13, 2013 (The First Sunday after the Epiphany: Baptism of Our Lord)”