Posts filed under ‘Sermon’
A sermon on John 20:19-31 preached at Trinity Episcopal Church, Hamburg New York , on the Second Sunday in Easter, April 7th 2013.
I am a bit of a doubter. Actually that’s a lie. I am a big doubter. If this were an Doubter’s Anonymous meeting, I’d probably say “Hi, my name is Blane and I’m a doubter.” There are some things that I just have a hard time believing in. And there are other things in my life that, if I hadn’t experienced them for myself – seen them with my own eyes, witnessed them for myself – I would never have believed them if someone else had told me it were so. (more…)
A sermon preached on Mark 10:42-52 in The Chapel of the Good Shepherd at The General Theological Seminary on Friday October 2nd 2009
“Take heart! Get up! Jesus is calling you!”
Bible characters get the strangest nicknames. As a graduate from Methodist, Anglican and Mormon Sunday Schools, I feel particularly qualified to make such a sweeping generalization! In an effort to impress on my young mind the core life-lessons of the Bible, a long series of earnest and well-meaning teachers have left indelible fingerprints on the associations I immediately make in my mind when I hear the name of a particular Bible character. “What one thing,” my teachers surely must have asked themselves while preparing the Sunday School lesson, “What ONE thing can I impress on these young minds about the character in today’s lesson? (more…)
A sermon on Mark 4:35-41 preached at the Cathedral Church of Saint Mark, Salt Lake City, Utah, on the Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 21st 2009
It is Jesus’ idea, Mark tells us, to cross the lake to the other side as night is falling. After a long day of teaching on the lake shore, a small flotilla is crossing the Sea of Galilee when there is a sudden, violent, unexpected storm. If you were going to be in a storm on that particular lake, you’d want to have the likes of Peter, Andrew, James and John on board. They had grown up around water; they made their living on this lake. (more…)