The Drama of Redemption

Isaac BradshawPentecost 2018 Acts 2:1-11, Psalm 104:25-35, 1 Corinthians 12:4-13, John 20:19-23 Billy Wilder is one of those figures in film history that has never truly died. He was a master of the art of filmmaking, and like DW Griffths and Orson Welles before him, he purified and distilled all the changes in the filmmakers…

Sunday After Ascension 2018

Rev. Doug Floyd Sunday After Ascension 2018 Today is the Sunday after Ascension, and I want to reflect a little on ascension. Every time I try to write something about ascension, it quickly becomes too theological and quickly, I feel like people will lose interest. It will be difficult. It is one of these grand themes…

Good Shepherd Sunday

Good Shepherd Sunday 2018 Chase Whitmire Ezekiel 34:1–10, Psalm 23, 1 John 3:1-10, John 10:11-16 1991, I think it was the end of the summer in ’91 or ’92, and you must know, I grew up on Lookout Mountain, anybody here been to Lookout Mountain before? Okay. Well, if you’ve been up on Lookout Mountain…

Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life

Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life Rev. Doug Floyd Back before. Before bombings. Before mass shootings.  Back before ISIS and Al Queda. Back before 24 hour news cycles. Back before never-ending political ranker. Back before Facebook and emails. Back before business lunches and late night study sessions. Back before grandchildren, children. Back before first…

Lent 5

Lent 5B 2018 St. Brendan’s Anglican Church Rev. Hank Williams Proofs of Christ’s Divinity & Humanity What I’m going to do today is continue with Father Doug’s Lenten motif of the shape and abundance of God’s love for us.   (Prelude to Holy Week.) And the first thing that comes to mind with our passages from…

Lent 3

Lent 3B 2018 St. Brendan’s Anglican Church Rev. Doug Floyd Exodus 20:1-21, Psalm 19, Romans 7:12-25; John 2:13-22 On this third week of Lent, we continue along the path toward the cross on the way to becoming lovers. The path to Calvary is a path through the valley of death. It is a path of facing our need for healing and redemption…