We had such a great crowd for this service. Preaching was a joy and in that wonderful way that sermons sometimes go, I ended up hearing things in my own sermon that I did not know I was going to say. I love Christmas with its blurring of divine and human........
The Gospel for this Sunday worked better for St. Aidan's day than the one appointed for St. Aidan. Aidan's island community on the Isle of Lindisfarne, provided a new look at Jesus' story about the host who invites his guest to "come up higher." You can listen to the sermon here.
I have long wondered what do we mean when we talk about the good news of Jesus Christ. We all seem to mean different things when we use that familiar term. An answer came to me as a bit of a surprise in today's gospel reading. You can listen here.
I was hoping to get to talk about sin during Lent, but Lent really isn't about sin. Maybe another time. What Lent is about is love that fills in when we run out of resources. You can listen to this week's sermon here.
Welcome to these pages of sermons and theological musings. I hope this format will encourage us to continue the conversations started as sermons and in classes at St. Aidan's. The work of discerning what God is saying to us must always be carried out in community, and in our time, community often consists of the group gathered at the screen to discuss ideas, hopes, dreams and mysteries. Welcome and thanks for being here.
And a note about why there are so few sermons posted.
A couple of years ago I pretty much stopped preaching from a manuscript so presenting a written version has become more difficult. I will try to provide sermons from time to time but I encourage you to come and hear them at St. Aidan's when you can.