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Love does no wrong to a neighbor - Dec 1, 2019

Father Rob preaches on Romans 13:8-14. Romans 13:8-14: Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet”; and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law. Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now...


Love has the Last Laugh - Nov 25, 2019

Father Rob preaches on Luke 23:33-43 Luke 23:33-43: When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” And they cast lots to divide his clothing. The people stood by, watching Jesus on the cross; but the leaders scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Messiah of God, his chosen one!” The...


Do not grow weary - Nov 17, 2019

Father Rob preaches on 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13. The struggle is real. Fr. Rob preaches about how easy it is to quit being a faithful follower of Jesus, and the two things we’ve got going for us. And he declares that Die Hard is a Christmas movie. 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13: Now we command you, beloved, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from believers who are living in idleness and not according to the tradition that they received from us. For you yourselves know how you ought to...


No Marriage in Heaven - November 10, 2019

Fr. Ryan preaches on Luke 20:27-38, and shows how St. Augustine's three goods of marriage are completed in the age to come. Luke 20:27-38: Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus and asked him a question, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, leaving a wife but no children, the man shall marry the widow and raise up children for his brother. Now there were seven brothers; the first married, and died childless; then the second and the third...


The Logic of Martyrdom - Oct 27, 2019

Father Ryan preaches on 2 Timothy 4:6-18 - As St. Paul comes to the end of his (earthly) ministry, he shows us what it means to "pour out one's life" life as a libation. 2 Timothy 4:6-18: I am already being poured out as a libation, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. From now on there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me on that day, and not only to...


Evensong - Oct 20, 2019

Cathedral Arts Choral Artists Music of Caroline Shaw, Bernard Rose, and Herbert Sumsion The Anglican service of Evensong is an ancient tradition, dating to the 1549 Book of Common Prayer. The music, the sung and spoken words and the beautiful surroundings bring you into a world of quiet reflection before a busy week begins, away from the endless distractions of modern life. Support the show


Authority Issues - Oct 20, 2019

Father Rob preaches on 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 where he explains that maybe authority comes from knowing and being known by Jesus the Messiah as opposed to knowing or being known by celebrities or facebook friends. 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5: As for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it, and how from childhood you have known the sacred writings that are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All scripture is inspired by...


Samaritans on the Move - Oct 13, 2019

Father Rob preaches on Luke 17:11-19 where he explains that Jesus gives us a choice between living life as usual or turning to walk toward him. Luke 17:11-19: On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were made...


We Thine Unworthy Servants - Oct 6, 2019

Fr. Ryan expounds Luke 17:3-10. Jesus tells his disciples to think of themselves as "worthless slaves." What could he possibly mean by that? Luke 17:3-10: Be on your guard! If another disciple sins, you must rebuke the offender, and if there is repentance, you must forgive. And if the same person sins against you seven times a day, and turns back to you seven times and says, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive.” The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” The Lord replied, “If you had...


Lazarus' last word and Dives' damnable indifference - Sep 29, 2019

Father Rob preaches on Luke 16:19-31 where he explains that the parable of Dives and Lazarus is not about good guys and bad guys. The good news and the bad news is that all of it applies to each of you. Luke 16:19-31 - Jesus said, “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would...


St. Matthew's Two Commands - Sep 22, 2019

Father Rob preaches on Matthew 9:9-13 where Jesus gives two commands that apply both to individuals and to parishes: “Follow me,” and “Go and learn what mercy means.” Matthew 9:9-13: As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him. And as he sat at dinner in the house, many tax collectors and sinners came and were sitting with him and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to his...


Evensong - Sep 15, 2019

The Anglican service of Evensong is an ancient tradition, dating to the 1549 Book of Common Prayer. The music, the sung and spoken words and the beautiful surroundings bring you into a world of quiet reflection before a busy week begins, away from the endless distractions of modern life. Music of Adrian Batten, Humphrey Clucas, Cecilia McDowall and H. Balfour Gardiner. Support the show


When you pray, be brave - Sep 15, 2019

Father Ryan preaches on Exodus 32:7-14 where he asks, who is Moses to tell God what to do, and what is the outcome of their battle on Mt. Sinai? Exodus 32:7-14: The Lord said to Moses, “Go down at once! Your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have acted perversely; they have been quick to turn aside from the way that I commanded them; they have cast for themselves an image of a calf, and have worshiped it and sacrificed to it, and said, ‘These are your gods, O Israel, who...


Hating your life - Sep 8, 2019

Father Rob preaches on Luke 15:1-10. If Jesus wants us to love one another, why does he tell us to hate our father, mother, family, and even our life? And if we have to “give up all our possessions” to follow him, which one do we give up first? Luke 15:1-10: All the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to Jesus. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable: “Which one of you,...


Invite the Poor - September 1, 2019

Father Ryan Preaches on Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16, and Luke 14:1, 7-14 where we are advised, "Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it." Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 - Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them; those who are being tortured, as though you...


Jesus doesn't like families - Aug 18, 2019

Fr. Rob preaches on Luke 12:49-56, where he describes how Jesus’ love separates us from the false peace and death-dealing habits of our human families in order to transform us into the family – the people -- of God. Luke 12:49-56: Jesus said, “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but...


The Sabbath is for Loose Fish - Aug 25, 2019

Father Rob preaches on Luke 13:10-17 - where Jesus redefines the purpose of the Sabbath and the synagogue/church as the hour and the site of the New Creation. Luke 13:10-17: Now Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, “Woman, you are set free from your ailment.” When he...


Being Rich is Absurd - Aug 4, 2019

Father Ryan Pollock preaches on Luke 12:13-21, and Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23: Luke 12:13-12: Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” But he said to him, “Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?” And he said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.” Then he told them a parable: “The land of a rich man produced...