Fourth Sunday After Pentecost, Proper 9, Year C

What is the relationship between the Christian faith and the history of the United States? Wow. Even I’m standing here thinking, “We’re starting out this way, are we?!” But I think it’s an important question, because it comes around so often as a passionate point for many to say that this is a Christian nation, […]

Third Sunday After Pentecost, Proper 8, Year C

When I was living in Virginia and serving as a priest at an Episcopal church in Arlington, I met a priest named Bruce McPherson. He had been the interim priest at the parish I served before they called it’s current rector. At that time, Bruce was serving as the interim at St. John’s, Lafayette Square […]

Second Sunday After Pentecost, Proper 7, Year C

We’re going to begin this morning with a short lesson in how we do things as Episcopalians. If you care to, you can pull out the red Book of Common Prayer in the pew rack in front of you, and turn to page 918. Again , 918. On this page you will see at the […]

Trinity Sunday, Year C

Today is Trinity Sunday, the Sunday following Pentecost, in which we celebrate and mark the peculiar doctrine of the Trinity. And it is… peculiar… because of its uniqueness among world religions, and how difficult it has been throughout history to define and understand. We believe it, and we teach it, and we try to talk […]

Pentecost Sunday, Year C

Today we come together to celebrate the feast of Pentecost, which in some ways feels like it’s a slightly more important Sunday than the typical Sunday, where we learn about the least important member of the Trinity, and that strange day in the Bible where the disciples had flames of fire appear above their heads […]