Sermons on John

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Coming Home

Christmas 1 2017 St. Brendan’s Anglican Church Isaac Bradshaw John 1:1-14 I had a very strange experience the other night.  Some of you may know that I’m in the process of looking towards buying a house in the next few months.  It’s a big step, but it’s one that I’ve been looking forward to.  But…

Resounding Joy

Resounding Joy Advent 3B Rev. Doug Floyd Today we hear the joy of dreams come true resounding from the Scripture. We hear the sound of singing, rejoicing, laughter. Today is Gaudete Sunday. The Sunday of Joy. The countdown has begun and we are looking toward the first coming of the Lord in a little town…