19 February 2023
Topic: Annual Reports , Epiphany , Incarnation , Pope Benedict , Transfiguration
Beloved, the Church is the only place where people can find true healing and refuge from the failings of a fallen world. We have an obligation to stand as outposts of truth and sanity amid a culture that is losing its collective grip on reality. This requires the Church to no longer abandon her simple duty to point out what is right and wrong, even when it is “controversial.” Our call to embrace the incarnate life, then, is to accept our duty as the Church – to be the hands and feet of Christ in our communities.
1 January 2023
Topic: Christmas , Saint Joseph , Star Trek , The Holy Name , Virgin Mary
God spoke the universe into existence. God created all we can and cannot see. This same Divinity broke into time and space, born of a Pure Virgin, to save all of humanity. But we in our folly refuse to accept this glorious truth while at the same time believing we will make science fiction a reality. This contradiction must not be so for the professing Christian.
11 September 2022
Topic: Elizabeth , Faith , Pentecost , Queen Elizabeth , Western Civilization
Book: 1 Timothy
With the passing of Queen Elizabeth, we lose one of the final links in the chain of history which binds us to the storied history and tradition, and indeed the greatness of Western Civilization, blessed by God and founded on Judeo-Christian principles, to which we owe nearly every comfort and luxury which we enjoy today. Listen as the Rector reflects on the life of Queen Elizabeth II.
16 April 2022
Topic: Christ , Easter , Easter Vigil , Lent , Love
Our innermost desire is to be fully known and yet fully loved, and that can only be satisfied by the eternal love of God. No one can know you more fully, and love you more perfectly, than God can. You are not a creature of your own self-definition; rather, you are a being made in the perfect image of God, and therefore deserving of dignity from conception to final breath. Watch as the Rector celebrates the glory of Christ’s Resurrection.
20 March 2022
Topic: Comfort , Confidence , Lent , Peace , Psalms
Book: 1 Corinthians
We are assaulted every day by anxieties about our own lives and everything going on in the world. In Psalm 46, the LORD tells the Psalmist, “Be still, and know that I am God.” In these words we can find great comfort, but we must first be willing to be still. We can take confidence knowing that God is in control as the great I AM.
27 February 2022
Topic: Epiphany , Holiness , Sin , Transfiguration
Book: 1 Corinthians
We spend so much of our lives self-focused, but almost none of that time self-aware. We convince ourselves of lies about how we want people to see us, but we never confront the reality of who we really are in our sinful state. The Transfiguration of Christ gives us the perspective of God’s holiness, our depravity before Him, and our need for Jesus’s saving grace. When we fall prostrate before the Lord, we gain true perspective on how messed up we really are.
1 August 2021
Topic: Christian Life , Faith , Truth
Many of us today look around and no longer recognize the world we live in. We see that truth no longer matters, facts no longer matter, and the rule of law is only applied preferentially. Our civilization now runs on the fumes of the faith held by our fathers. Watch as the Bishop-retired discusses how as Christians, we must recognize faith is an action, requiring us to carry on the Faith no matter what, just as our fathers did.
30 May 2021
Topic: Love , Pentecost , Trinity , Trinity Sunday , Unity
The Holy Trinity is a glorious mystery, the existence of God as one, in three Persons. There is no division or conflict within the Trinity, because it is an expression of God’s perfect love and unity. Listen as the Bishop-retired reflects on the glory of the Holy Trinity.
3 April 2021
Topic: Baptism , Cross , Easter , Easter Vigil , Lent
Christ’s Death and Resurrection secured salvation for all God’s people throughout all time and history. Anyone who puts his or her faith in Christ will too be saved. Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!