Sermon: Transfiguration

In 1909, Robert Stanton wrote an article in the New York Times regarding a journey to the Grand Canyon. Speaking of its colors and immensity he wrote, “But look again! Those terrifying walls are moving, are changing! A new light is not only creeping over them, but is coming out from their very shadows. See…

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 bargain with you. If you can say the Our Father without one distraction, I’ll give you this mule I’m riding. But if you don’t succeed,…

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 goes on to hypothesize on what we would become if we began to use 20%. 30%. 50%. 100% of our brain. In movie world, this…

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 as its own. There was a time in Mary Magdalene’s life that she belonged to the world and the world loved her as only the…

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 you approached me. Yes, I do have a lot of money, and yours is an important cause. But are you aware that I have a…