Receiving the Kiss of Kenosis

Readings for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 16 Year B Track 1) 1 Kings 8: 1, 6, 10-11, 22-30, 41-43 Psalm 84 Philippians 2:1-11 (in place of Ephesians 6:10-20) John 6:56-59 This sermon was preached at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Crockett CA on August 23, 2015.  Over the last couple weeks, I’ve had the privilege of […]

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Jonathan Myrick Daniels and the High Priestly Wisdom of Self-Giving Love

Readings for the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 15 Year B Track 2) Proverbs 9:1-6 Psalm 34:9-14 Ephesians 5:15-20 John 6:51-58 This sermon was preached at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in San Rafael CA on August 16, 2015.  Last month, after presenting a paper at an academic conference in St. Louis, I took a mini-retreat to a Trappist monastery […]

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