Ash Wednesday 2019

Today, on this Ash Wednesday, you and I begin a forty day trek through the wilderness. On this day, you and I begin a season of fasting and prayer, of penitence and devotion . . . a chance to clamor after the God who spun the universe into being and gave us our very breath….

Beulah

Weddings are stressful. In fact, as a priest, it has been my observation that when it comes to the rites and rituals of the Church— blessings, baptisms, burials, and more— the one that causes the most stress in people’s lives . . . is weddings. There’s all the planning, all the costs, all the complex…

Kingdom Work

Preached at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church – Tifton, Georgia Mark 13:1-8 As a child of the 80’s, I was raised to believe there was nothing we as a species could not do. By the time I came along, we were finally on the right trajectory. We had fought all the good fights. We had won all…

Perfection

Preached at Diocese of Georgia Clergy Conference Honey Creek Camp & Retreat Center Judith 8:9-17; 9:1,7-10 I was born here at Honey Creek. Of course, that’s not what my birth certificate says. On paper I was born at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, Georgia on a Monday morning in March. But as far as I’m…

Tribalism

Preached at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church – Tifton, Georgia James 2:1-17    Mark 7:24-37 Those of you who know me well know I’ve never really been that much into college football. There’s nothing wrong with it, and there’s nothing wrong with me. I just wasn’t raised on it, and I didn’t go to a big SEC school….