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Sermons at St. James Episcopal Church

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Sermons at St James Church

What Does It Mean?: Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost 9/12/21

One of the things which makes me feel old – and if not really old, then certainly not young – is talking to people, usually younger, who have a vocabulary full of pop culture allusions. For example, just recently Curate Dillon was in my office and we were talking...

Being Made Like Jesus: Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost 8/15/21

Just a few days ago, one of my best friends, Will, texted me out of the blue and asked “Of all the popular saints, which one is your favorite?” I pretty quickly thought of St. Francis. He was born to a wealthy family and led a pretty indulgent life. Without giving you...

The Impulse to Love: Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost 8/8/21

Recently I read a book about several boys who ran away from a Native American boarding school during The Great Depression. The boys, on the run, found themselves in one of the many Hoovervilles – settlements of homeless people often called “hobos” who lived along...

The Food of Eternal Life: Tenth Sunday after Pentecost 8/1/21

What a joyous occasion we are a part of this weekend, the baptism of Beckett Clark. Even though some or most of you here tonight won’t be present tomorrow at the baptism, you are a part of the community of St. James, and tonight you will remember and renew your own...

Poverty, Planet, Peace: Ninth Sunday after Pentecost 7/25/21

Many of you know that I lived in Hawaii before I went to seminary. I was raised a Presbyterian in Oklahoma. I came to the Episcopal Church as an adult, it was at Epiphany Church in Honolulu. When I began attending, I heard the prayer that says: “… galaxies, suns, the...

What Can You Do for God?: Eighth Sunday after Pentecost 7/18/21

The theme that struck me when reading about Jesus and the disciples for today is how humans are disposed to be self-impressed and how easily we forget the central role of God in our lives. The Sunday before last Mark told the story of Jesus at home in his hometown and...

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