Humanity, Unplugged

The Third Sunday after Pentecost, July 3, 2011 In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. Today, let’s talk about sin. Yes, of course, almost all sermons are in some sense about sin, and sin is certainly mentioned a great deal in the hymns and readings of the Church. But let’s take a moment…

Consumption, the Ascension and the Dignity of Man

The following sermon was preached on the Sunday after Theophany 2009. As we continue in the economic mess that was so fresh in that January of a little over two years ago, I think this still very much applies, especially as the referenced epistle reading makes mention of the Ascension of Christ, which is celebrated today. Our fundamental economic problem is still fundamentally a…

The Incarnation and the Lament in Ramah

The following sermon has been preached by me in several slightly different versions a number of times over the years. This is the one I preached on December 27, 2009. For the Sunday after the Nativity In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. Christ is born! Glorify Him! There is much confusion in…