Never Trapped

A sermon for All Saints Day, 2021 It has become common today in difficult situations to use the word “trapped.” When people face physical disabilities and limitations they say things like,“I feel trapped in my body.” When people are in a job they don’t like they might say, “I feel trapped in my job or…

Relating to the Virgin Mary

Luke 1:30–33: “And the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. [31] And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. [32] He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.…

A Blessed Source of Unity and Hope

In his recent book Without Flesh, Reverend Jonathan Fisk makes the following observations about the Lord’s Supper: “Wherever Christianity is found, in all its forms and varieties, with the exception only of those denominations that also deny the Trinity, all who remain committed to Jesus as the one true God also continue to take as…

One Blind Man, Three Forms of Blindness

John 9 tells the story of the time when Jesus healed a man who had been blind from birth. In this story we encounter three forms of blindness: physcial blindness, spiritual blindness and sacramental blindness. The physical blindness in this story is quite profound; the man had been blind from birth. To heal him, Jesus…

Christmas Year Round

Of all the things that should keep going year round, Christmas is one of them. It is the celebration of the holy birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Holy Scripture tells us who this holy Christ child is: He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his…