Ephphatha – Be Opened!

  Readings for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost (Year B Track 2) Isaiah 35:4-7a Psalm 146 James 2:1-17 Mark 7:24-37 This sermon was preached at Christ Episcopal Church in Eureka CA on September 9, 2018. “For waters shall break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert; the burning sand shall become a pool, and the […]

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Transfigured by Glory

Our prayer book requires a response to the scriptures in a sermon. The preacher comments on the readings and helps us make connections with our lives. Sermons are not just Bible Studies in which we scrutinize the scriptures with critical eyes, though the sermons may take us deeply into the scriptures. Sermons are not merely […]

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Sisters and Saints Martha and Mary

Readings for the Feast Day of Sts. Mary, Martha, and Lazarus Ruth 2:5-12 Psalm 36:5-10 Romans 12:9-13 John 11:1-7, 17-44 This sermon was preached by Fr. Daniel London at Sts. Martha and Mary parochial mission in Trinidad CA on Sunday July 29, 2018. “Your family is God’s gift to you as you are to them.” These […]

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Holy Mischief

Readings from the Message for the Third Day of Camp Isaiah 1: 13-17 Psalm 70 Matthew 5:1-2, 6, 9-12 This sermon was preached by Fr. Daniel London at Camp Living Waters in Blue Lake CA on Wednesday July 25, 2018. “You’re blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. You are in good company. God’s […]

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The Mother of Female Mystics

  As many of you already know, I have been drawn to the spirituality of Christian mystics, especially Christian female mystics. I have taught courses on Christian female mystics such as the German Hildegard of Bingen, the Spanish Teresa of Avila, and my personal favorite, the English Julian of Norwich. A mystic is someone who […]

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Where Are the Churches When it Comes to Foster Kids? Here

This article was published in the Times-Standard on Saturday July 7, 2018. An article by Michael Reagan (“What about the crying foster kids?”, Times-Standard, June 30, Page A4) criticized Democrats for complaining about the “zero tolerance” policy at the U.S. border, explaining that it was the “only issue they have left.” He then highlighted the urgent […]

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