The Grace of God

A sermon delivered to the people of Christ Episcopal Church in Bowling Green, KY on Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018 on 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 and Matthew 6:1-6,16-20. It is often noted that there is a brilliant paradox of reading Jesus’ warning in the sermon on the mount, “Beware of practicing your piety before others inContinue reading “The Grace of God”

Being Found by God

A sermon delivered to the people of Christ Episcopal Church in Bowling Green, KY on John 1: 43-51 on the Second Sunday after Epiphany, January 14, 2018. In 2010, Marina Abramovic, an experiential artist who creates exhibits that challenge and engage the viewer, had an exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art entitled “The ArtistContinue reading “Being Found by God”

The Gifts We Have Been Given

A sermon delivered to the people of Christ Episcopal Church in Bowling Green, KY on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Proper 16 – Year A: Romans 12:1-8; this sermon can be heard here.  In your Christian experience, you may or may not be very familiar with Paul’s New Testament letters outside of hearing sections of themContinue reading “The Gifts We Have Been Given”

The Continual Conversion of Love

A sermon delivered to the people of St. John’s Norwood Episcopal Parish in Chevy Chase, MD on Sunday, March 12, 2017 on John 3:1-17 and can be heard here.  It was a bright, clear early spring morning in Nashville, and a happy five-year-old donned in a kelly-green shirt came marching into my classroom. “Ms. Kello,”Continue reading “The Continual Conversion of Love”

The Foolishness of Courage

A sermon delivered to the people of St. John’s Norwood Episcopal Parish in Chevy Chase, MD on 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 on January 29, 2017. There is an unfolding trend among wealthy technology executives and the super rich: doomsday shelters. These are not shelters far out in the woods owned by those who are disconnected fromContinue reading “The Foolishness of Courage”