Believing Flesh

Pentecost +14 Rev. Doug Floyd John 6 For the last several weeks, our Gospel readings have been from John 6. Today I want to pause over that entire chapter and listen.  As John 6 opens, thousands of people follow Jesus up a mountain because he has been healing the sick. The Passover is at hand,…

Growing in Wisdom

Growing in Wisdom Pentecost +13 Rev. Doug Floyd Probers 9:1-6 In our second lesson today, Paul exhorts his listeners to “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise…” Wisdom plays a key role in our readings today. The Proverbs passage is a call to follow lady wisdom. The reading from Psalms…

Remembering Forgiveness

Remembering Forgiveness Pentecost +12 Isaac Bradshaw My grandfather used to tell an old joke: A older man is sitting on his porch with a friend. It’s one of those, hot, humid summer nights and the katydids are “katdidy-ing” and the bug zapper snaps and pops as moths and gnats and mosquitos get too close to…

Patterns of Love

Pentecost +10 Patterns of Love Rev. Doug Floyd Bob Dylan’s album Blood on the Tracks, tells the story of painful, broken relationships and human loss. His son Jakob has suggested that when he hears the album, he hears the brokenness in his parent’s relationship. Bob denies that the album is personal and instead suggests it…

Household of God

Pentecost +9 Household of God Rev. Jack King I am so pleased to be at St. Brendan’s this morning! I am grateful for the invitation to worship with you and preach today, and I also apologize that it has taken me so long to be with you. From time to time, we’ve had Apostles pastors preach and celebrate Eucharist with you. I’m…

Giving Freely

Giving Freely Pentecost +6 Rev. Doug Floyd Our lessons today call attention to the poor and particularly the responsibility of God’s people to open their hands to the needy in the land. In the Deuteronomy passage, Moses calls the people to give freely and not grudgingly to the poor brother. We are not told the…