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Draughting Theology · 1h ago

Living into our calling – a sermon

Today’s sermon can be heard on the Christ Church website, or you can read it here. Christ Episcopal Church is a community of Christ’s servants who seek to worship God with joy and wonder, le...
Draughting Theology · 3d ago

Answering the Call

Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of ...
Draughting Theology · 4d ago

Motive, Means, and Opportunity

Like many of you, I have watched my fair share of cop shows, which has made me something of an expert on the topic of criminal investigations.  With my keen eye for detail, I never fail to h...
Draughting Theology · 5d ago

The Call to Follow

Why preach?  I don’t mean this existentially, although there are some who would ask this question that way.  Why, in a world that is increasingly skeptical of “experts” do preachers think th...
Draughting Theology · 6d ago

Requiescat in pace, Father B

“Ye have heard, Brethren, as well in your private examination, as in the exhortation which was now made to you, and in the holy Lessons taken out of the Gospel, and the writings of the Apost...
Draughting Theology · 1W ago

Not just hearing, but listening

I have always loved the story of God calling Samuel.  It makes for great theater.  There is the subtle dig at the faithfulness of God’s chosen people in the note that “The word of the Lord w...
Draughting Theology · 1W ago

The Episcopal Church’s Budget is a Dim Bulb

There was a movement afoot in the Episcopal Church.  For the first time in my recollection, people were genuinely excited about the E word: Evangelism.  We had a Presiding Bishop who was com...
Draughting Theology · 2W ago

The Great Tears – a sermon

Today’s sermon can be heard on the Christ Church website, or read here. One of the joys of my children getting older is that we can now watch shows that entertain across the generations.  Go...
Draughting Theology · 2W ago

The chaos of baptism

The astute student of the Lectionary will note that the opening verse of Genesis 1 are appointed to go alongside Mark’s version of the Baptism of our Lord.  Being less astute this week than ...
Draughting Theology · 2W ago

Torn Apart

There are two great rips in Mark’s Gospel.  They bookend the ministry of Jesus.  The first, which we will hear about in Sunday’s lesson, occurs immediately (get used hearing that word) after...