Priest’s Blog

Priest’s Blog

Uncomfortable Faith Conversations

October 19, 2018 No Comments

Episcopalians are great at a lot of things—throwing a party, organizing a meeting, worshipping together despite theological differences (usually).  But one thing we Episcopalians tend to not do terribly well is talking to people about our faith.  But our reticence to talk about our faith stems from good intentions.  We don’t want to be pushy […]

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Saint Bartholomew’s Honorable Mentions

October 19, 2018 No Comments

If you were asked to name Jesus’ Apostles, some of the names would be easy for a Christian to come up with—people like Peter, John, even Judas all played significant roles in the Gospel narratives. However, when we think of the twelve apostles, Bartholomew is probably one of the last names to come up. It’s […]

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Pilgrimage Blog, day 5- Heal to Serve

October 19, 2018 No Comments

When Jesus entered Peter’s house, he saw his mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever; he touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she got up and began to serve him. -Matthew 8:17 Yesterday’s post was about healing-discovering what it is we need to heal and supporting others who are struggling. But what’s […]

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Pilgrimage Blog, day 4-Being Vulnerable Enough to Heal

October 19, 2018 No Comments

When Jesus had come down from the mountain, great crowds followed him; and there was a leper who came to him and knelt before him, saying, ‘Lord, if you choose, you can make me clean.’ He stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, ‘I do choose. Be made clean!’ Immediately his leprosy was cleansed. Then Jesus said to him, ‘See […]

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Pilgrimage Blog, day 3- Stuck Between a Rock and an Old Place

October 19, 2018 No Comments

Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock. And everyone who hears […]

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Pilgrimage blog, day 2- Good Fruit and Prickly Thorns

October 19, 2018 No Comments

Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to destruction, and there are many who take it. For the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life, and there are few who find it. –Matthew 7:13-14   Which gate are we choosing to take […]

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Pilgrimage blog, day 1- Fizzling Fires and Dramatic Explosions!

October 19, 2018 No Comments

‘Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your neighbor, “Let […]

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A prayer in response to the mass shooting in Orlando

October 19, 2018 No Comments

Almighty and merciful God, we ask that you receive into your tender and loving care all those who were killed in the mass shooting in Orlando.  Comfort those who mourn.  Be with the medical personnel who have been entrusted with the care of the injured.  Give strength and perseverance to those who work towards the […]

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Sermon for Clergy Day, June 2016

October 19, 2018 No Comments

This is the manuscript for the sermon I delivered at our diocesan clergy day in June. The gospel reading was Matthew 5:13-16. I’m sure there are plenty of ways that we as individuals fail to let our light shine forth, but instead hide under a bushel basket, but I feel like there is a larger, […]

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Treats for Teachers

October 19, 2018 No Comments

Most of you all probably know that I’ve been asking for volunteers to bake treats as a thank you to those who work at our local schools. But some of you may be asking, “why do we care so much about teachers (and all other staff members at schools) that we feel compelled to express […]

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