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Sermons by Rev. Isaac Bradshaw

Choose This Day

Choose This DayPentecost +13Rev. Isaac BradshawDeuteronomy 30:15-30, Psalm 1, Philemon, Luke 14:25-33 In 1996, I was 15 years old, and the movie Trainspotting had just arrived in the United States. I probably should not have seen it at 15, but one of my friends in my circle wanted to see it because she had one of those teenage crushes on Ewan McGregor.…

Transfiguration – Listen to Him

TransfigurationListen to HimAugust 7, 2022Rev. Isaac BradshawExodus 34:29–35, Psalm 99, 2 Peter 1:13–21, Luke 9:28–36 In the late Victorian era, something strange began to emerge among the upper and middle classes of the Anglo-phone world; an explosion of secret fraternal clubs and supposed mystical societies. Having their origins in the curious combination of insurance companies…

The Cost of Truth

The cost of truth for the believer is giving up hate. Giving up despair. Giving up war. Giving up impatience. Giving up meanness. Giving up wickedness. Giving up treachery. Giving up abuse. Giving up ill-discipline. Giving up our selves, our souls, our bodies because Jesus Christ is Lord. The Cost of TruthRev. Isaac Bradshaw1 Kings…

Trinity Sunday

Trinity SundayJune 12, 2022Rev. Isaac BradshawIsaiah 6:1–7, Psalm 29, Revelation 4:1-11, John 16:12-15 Last time I preached, one of you smart-alecks apparently said whispered as I started… “I bet he’s going to talk about Star Wars…” Well, I’m not this week. I promise. I swear. One I won’t even mention by name… I’m going to…

Draw Near with Faith

Draw Near with FaithLent 2Rev. Isaac BradshawMarch 13 2022Genesis 15:1–18, Psalm 27:7-14, Philippians 3:17-4:1, Luke 13:22-35 If you were around in the late 1990s you may remember a particularly odd evangelical or fundamentalist interpretation of haunted houses. They were called Judgement House, and well-meaning youth pastors would create these houses, where well-meaning youth groups would…

Follow the Lord

Epiphany 6 Rev. Isaac BradshawLuke 6:17-26 Weapon of Choice It seems to me that, way back, years ago, when I was in high school and college, music videos had reached their zenith. MTV, and that strange genre that combined pop music with a short form film had moved from being just filmed concerts… Here is Freddie Mercury singing on stage at LiveAid,…

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve December 24 2021Living in the Upside DownRev. Isaac BradshawLuke 2:1–20 Many years ago, a priest of my acquaintance – not of this parish – used to give the exact same Christmas Eve sermon every year. I still remember the very opening line: “It was anything but a silent night.” She went on to…