Candle in a Cave

The sermons and thoughts of the Rev. Dr. John Toles, Episcopal Priest

Sermon: Mary Magdalene

In the Gospel of John, Jesus says, “If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own.” If you belong to the world, it would love you … Continue reading

22 July 2014 · Leave a comment

Sermon: Pentecost 6 / Proper 11 – “Weed or Wheat?”

This 85 year old couple, having been married almost 60 years, had died in a car accident. They had been in good health the last ten years mainly due to … Continue reading

17 July 2014 · Leave a comment

Sermon: “The Seed on the Path”

A highly successful businessman was once asked to make a substantial donation toward an urgent charity appeal. The businessman listened to the case presented then said, “I can understand why … Continue reading

14 July 2014 · Leave a comment

Sermon: Pentecost 5 / Proper 10 RCL A – “Tending Soil”

A priest decided to fashion a new spin on the parable of the sower and have it speak to the vices of the world. To do this he decided that … Continue reading

10 July 2014 · Leave a comment

Sermon: “Carrying Donkeys”

One of the fables of Aesop tells the story of a man, a boy, and a donkey. An elderly man was traveling with a boy and a donkey. As they … Continue reading

8 July 2014 · Leave a comment

Sermon: Pentecost 4 / Proper 9 RCL A – “Accept His Love”

There is a law on the books in Billings that states, “It is illegal to bring a bomb or rocket to city council proceedings.” It sort of concerns me that … Continue reading

3 July 2014 · Leave a comment

Sermon – “Our Enemies”

Paul W. Chilcote, the visiting Professor of Practicing Evangelism at Duke University tells the story of the first time he met Jürgen Moltmann, a great German theologian. Then a graduate … Continue reading

1 July 2014 · Leave a comment

Sermon: Pentecost III / Proper 8 RCL A – “I’m a Dork”

So, I am a dork. It’s true. I’ve tried not to be a dork, but it always ends in an epic fail. I think dark socks with sandals are OK. … Continue reading

26 June 2014 · Leave a comment

Sermon: Nativity of John the Baptist

Today we celebrate the nativity of John the Baptist and I confess, I like his style. The first recorded words of his that we have: “You brood of vipers!” He … Continue reading

24 June 2014 · Leave a comment
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