“Am I Not Free?”

A Homily for the Fifth Sunday After Epiphany

Text: 1 Corinthians 9:16-23


Grace to you and peace from God our Heavenly Father and Christ Jesus our Lord, who sets us free. Amen

Over the past several weeks, as we’ve read from Gospel According to Saint Mark about the early days of Christ’s ministry, the lectionary has also been working its way through key passages of Saint Paul’s first epistle to the Church in Corinth. Throughout, Paul has addressed a key message of the Christian faith: that through Christ, we are set free. Continue reading ““Am I Not Free?””

An Unfaithful Family and a Faithful God

A Homily for the Second Sunday in Lent

Texts: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Romans 4:13-25;* St. Mark 8:31-38


Grace to you and peace from God our Heavenly Father and Christ Jesus our Lord, who brings us into the everlasting covenant. Amen.

Pretend for a moment that you get to enact your plan change the world.

Who do pick to put things in motion? Close your eyes for just a moment and try to envision this person: Is it a general? A queen of royal and ancient blood? Perhaps a superhero? What’s this person’s character like? Are they honest, intelligent, humble, a perfectionist?

I would guess that none of you picked someone like Abram. Continue reading “An Unfaithful Family and a Faithful God”

“Am I Not Free?”

A Homily for the Fifth Sunday After Epiphany

Text: 1 Corinthians 9:16-23


Grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, who sets us free. Amen

Over the past several weeks, as we’ve read from Gospel According to Saint Mark about the early days of Christ’s ministry, the lectionary has also been working its way through key passages of Saint Paul’s first epistle to the Church in Corinth. Throughout, Paul has addressed a key message of the Christian faith: that through Christ, we are set free. Continue reading ““Am I Not Free?””