“Known and Unknown” (February 10, 2016: Ash Wednesday)

This sermon was preached on February 10, 2016, Ash Wednesday, during the Ascension Episcopal School–Sugar Mill Pond Campus 2016 Mission Trip at the Chapel of Casa Christo Redenter in Aguas Buenos, Puerto Rico. Collect: Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing that you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create andContinue reading ““Known and Unknown” (February 10, 2016: Ash Wednesday)”

“The God of Abraham Praise” (June 29, 2014: The Third Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 8A)–Canterbury Episcopal Chapel, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

“…God himself will provide the lamb…”—Genesis 22.8[1] In the Name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Amen! This past Monday evening, while celebrating the 30th birthday of our friend and brother Zach Price with both he and our other friend and brother Ashton Sims, I made mention about theContinue reading ““The God of Abraham Praise” (June 29, 2014: The Third Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 8A)–Canterbury Episcopal Chapel, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama)”

“God: Three in One and One in Three” (June 15, 2014–The First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday; Canterbury Episcopal Chapel, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”—II Corinthians 13.14[1] In the Name of the Most Holy Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Amen! Of all the Church’s Principal Feasts, Major Feasts, Holy Days,Continue reading ““God: Three in One and One in Three” (June 15, 2014–The First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday; Canterbury Episcopal Chapel, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama)”

Why Do I Believe in God? Why Do I Believe in Jesus? (Why Do I Believe…?–Part 1)

On November 7, during a lunchtime offering of “Stump the Priest” at the University of Alabama’s Ferguson Student Union Building, I spoke with a young woman whose story—like many other young people’s stories I have heard—revolved around her growing up in a conservative/fundamentalist Christian household that was unwilling to accept differences of theological opinion, alienatingContinue reading “Why Do I Believe in God? Why Do I Believe in Jesus? (Why Do I Believe…?–Part 1)”