Sermons in “Homilies”
I love this Gospel reading. It’s oftentimes referred to as “The Story of the Rich Man.” I have a different title for it though. I call it “The Story of the Second from Last.” What does that mean? Did you ever notice that when we talk to each other, usually the thing you want to talk about is like the second from the last thing you talk about?….
The Rev. Javier Almendárez-Bautista reflects on Job 1:1; 2:1-10: “Before Senator Pastore sat a soft-spoken Presbyterian minister who was convinced of the value of public programming. This man had recently premiered a children’s show with low production value… Before the Senate committee, he articulated his mission as clearly as he did in every one of his shows: ‘if we can only make it clear in public television that feelings are mentionable and manageable, we will have done a great surface for mental health.'”View Sermon
The Rev. Candy Snively considers James 5:13-20 and the transformative nature of the Lord’s Prayer: “We live in a world all too full of injustice, hunger, malice, and evil. This prayer cries out for justice, bread, forgiveness, and deliverance. When Jesus gave his disciples this prayer, he was giving them part of his own breath, his own life, his own prayers.”View Sermon
In celebration of the 60th anniversary of St. Paul’s, the Rev. Waite Maclin shares a few stories from the early days of St. Paul’s, and the Rev. George Adamik reflects on how the story of Abraham and Sarah reveals our own calling as a community. Visit our homepage or YouTube channel to view the video commemorating the history of St. Paul’s.View Sermon
The Rev. George Adamik reflects on Mark 8:27-38: “Jesus asks his disciples, ‘Who do people say that I am?’ Is there any more human question that any of us wonder in our lives? … And then Jesus asks them one of the most significant questions in scripture: ‘And you, who do you say that I am?'”View Sermon