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Draughting Theology · 14h ago

Believing is Seeing

Audio of today’s sermon can be heard on the Christ Church website, or you can read the text here. Lost in the busyness of Holy Week was a publication by the Gallup pollsters that once again ...
Draughting Theology · 4d ago

My Annual Plea for Thomas

Regular readers of this blog will know that I grew up attending St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Lancaster, PA.  Underneath this grand stained glass window, I cut my teeth on the Book of Comm...
Draughting Theology · 5d ago

Shalom, Eirene, Pax, Peace

The world of Biblical studies is constantly changing.  New archaeological discoveries breed new realities.  New interpretive lenses bring new understanding.  Whether it is the Canonical appr...
Draughting Theology · 1w ago

Searching in the Dark

Audio is available on the Christ Church website. One of my favorite youth ministry games is called Sardines.  For those of you who are sadly unfamiliar with Sardines, it is something of a di...
Draughting Theology · 1W ago

Easter Vigil 2017

You can hear my Easter Vigil sermon on the Christ Church website, or read it here. The Easter Vigil is the mother of all worship services.  In it, we combine the expectation of Advent, the j...
Draughting Theology · 1W ago

It is finished…

One of my spiritual disciplines during Holy Week each year is to read John’s Passion narrative out loud at least once.  There is something about reading a text out loud that makes it real in...
Draughting Theology · 1W ago

Maundy Thursday 2017 – The Church’s Petrine Moment

Before I get too deep here – a joke for you to keep in mind as you read this post.  What’s the difference between a liturgist and a terrorist? You can negotiate with a terrorist. “You will n...
Draughting Theology · 1W ago

Wednesday in Holy Week 2017 – a homily

This is the sermon I preached at Wednesday’s Downtown Church’s Holy Week Service. Good afternoon.  It is my pleasure to be in the pulpit at First Christian Church today.  Megan and Kyle have...
Draughting Theology · 1W ago

Tuesday in Holy Week 2017

Thanks to the expansive rubrics in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, I have the opportunity to pray one of my favorite collects every morning during Morning Prayer.  It is the third collect fo...
Draughting Theology · 1W ago

Monday in Holy Week 2017

Note: I’m not sure why this didn’t publish yesterday.  Tuesday’s post to follow soon. Monday in Holy Week brings the story of Jesus at dinner with the newly raised Lazarus and his sisters, M...