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Draughting Theology · 2d ago

The Song of Three Young Men

One can quibble with the contents of the Veggie Tales video series.  The theology is, at best, moral therapeutic deism.  The worldview is fairly closed minded.  It might occasionally border ...
Draughting Theology · 4d ago

Sue, John, and the Love of God

Every wedding is a special occasion.  We know this because of several reasons.  People tend to dress up for weddings.  In a world where business casual now includes denim, people dressing up...
Draughting Theology · 1W ago

The work of discernment – a sermon

Easter Seven is a weird, in-between, sort of time.  Long gone are the stories of the resurrected Jesus appearing to Mary Magdalene and the other disciples.  We’ve run through a few Sunday’s ...
Draughting Theology · 2W ago

Jesus Prays for Evangelists

I’ll spare you a long rant about the RCL and its oddball usage of John’s Gospel, and simply note that on Sunday, like every Seventh Sunday After Easter (see A and C) we will hear a portion o...
Draughting Theology · 3W ago

The Open Font

For the second Sunday in a row, congregations following the Revised Common Lectionary will hear of the profound power of the open font.  Last Sunday, it was Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch f...
Draughting Theology · 3W ago

The Irrational Logic of Love

Under normal circumstances, the use of circular logic is not recommended.  It is a logical fallacy to use the end to justify the question at hand.  Describing the love of God, however, is no...
Draughting Theology · 4W ago

It is all about love

Some thirteen years later, I can still remember sitting in my homiletics class critiquing the sermons of my colleagues.  Between that and a similar practice in our liturgics practicum, to th...
Draughting Theology · 4W ago

Spiritual Work

As many of you know, I am part of a group of disciples who are working to proclaim resurrection in the Episcopal Church.  Our mission, as articulated in the founding blog posts of the moveme...
Draughting Theology · 1M ago

Lessons from the Shepherd – a sermon

According to the centennial history of Christ Episcopal Church, Bowling Green, compiled in 1944 by Elizabeth Coombs, the window behind me, depicting Jesus as the Good Shepherd, was given in ...
Draughting Theology · 1M ago

Lessons from the Shepherd #3

As promised, today I turn my attention to the Gospel lesson appointed for Easter 4, Year B.  Each year, on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, we hear a portion of Jesus’ Good Shepherd monologue.  ...