Candle in a Cave

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

Article: Noisy Prayers

St. Bernard of Clairvaux was traveling with a poor, uneducated farmer, who boasted, “I’m never distracted when I pray.” Bernard objected, “I don’t believe it. Now let me make a … Continue reading

31 July 2014 · Leave a comment

Sermon: Power of the Mustard Seed

I saw an interesting movie this past week: Lucy. The story is based on the scientific premise that we as human beings only use 10% of our brain. It then … Continue reading

28 July 2014 · Leave a comment

Sermon: Pentecost 7 / Proper 12 RCL A – “Prowls Around”

When I lived over around Butte, I had friends that had a ranch up in Brown’s Gulch. It was a wonderful place to visit, shoot gophers, and go elk hunting. … Continue reading

26 July 2014 · Leave a comment

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
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