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Draughting Theology · 2d ago

21st Century Wheat and Weeds

The audio of this sermon is available on the Christ Church website. We may not want to believe it given the rate of change in our world today, but the world we live in now isn’t all that muc...
Draughting Theology · 5d ago

Careful weeding

For a short period of time between “A Bored Seminarian” and “Draughting Theology,” this blog was called “Digging up my own Foundation.”  It was a nod, esoteric as it may have been, to my ear...
Draughting Theology · 6d ago

A Parable for the Church

Despite our ongoing fascination with it, Jesus didn’t talk much about the institution of the church.  In fact, the only reference to church in the Gospels comes in Matthew’s account.  In cha...
Draughting Theology · 2W ago

Ironic Jesus

Sunday’s Gospel lesson is a doozy, and reading it in context doesn’t seem to help.  After sending his Apostles out with the instructions we’ve heard over the past three weeks, Jesus returned...
Draughting Theology · 3W ago

True Hospitality – a sermon

You can hear this sermon on the Christ Church website, or read it here. I can’t help but wonder if one of the reasons Episcopalians are so hesitant to engage in evangelism isn’t the fear of ...
Draughting Theology · 3W ago

What does hospitality look like?

While being far from universally true, many Episcopal Church, and many congregations of other denominations as well, think of themselves as welcoming communities.  At the very least, they ha...
Draughting Theology · 3W ago

The Commissioning Part III

As we enter our third week of Gospel lessons from Jesus’ commissioning of the twelve with its concurrent warning of the persecution to come, the astute preacher will note that the tenor of t...
Draughting Theology · 4W ago

Go, have no fear, take risks, and share the Good News – a sermon

You can hear this sermon on the Christ Church website, or read it here. It was pointed out to me after last Sunday that thanks to a couple of baptisms and Vacation Bible School, I had escape...
Draughting Theology · 1M ago

When family tears itself apart

As I’ve already mentioned this week, I am really struggling with this Sunday’s Gospel lesson, but I’m only now beginning to get a grasp on why.  Prior to now, I had thought that my dislike f...
Draughting Theology · 1M ago

Cost Benefit Analysis

In yesterday’s post, I used the example of a college student selling Cutco knives to family members to try to explain what I thought was happening in the rather intense prep session that Jes...