Dynamic Downtown Worship in the Anglican Tradition

Sermons on John

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Surprised by Joy

How could a crusty English bachelor professor — known for his strident atheism and dry wit — end up entitling his autobiography “Surprised by Joy”? Incongruous at the very least. Right? But C. S. Lewis not only celebrated the joy of the Lord, he incorporated it into many of his writings. So, what does “joy”…

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Water, Fire and the Spirit

Sunday, Pentecost, we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. It is a day of spiritual fireworks and supernatural phenomena, a day of mighty winds and miraculous tongues. And yet, amidst all of the fireworks, it is also a day when, according to Jesus, the thirsty would be filled with living waters. This Sunday, discover…

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Graduation, Millenials, and the 360 Degree Leader

Sunday is another of those milestone days for many graduates across the lowcountry. The question always on my mind is, have we prepared our high school seniors “spiritually” as well as academically for the world they are about to face? This Sunday we will look at the unique generation we call the millennials through the…

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Truth What Is It, Who Is It

Charleston native and TV personality Stephen Colbert is said to have coined the word “truthiness” on his show the night of October 17, 2005. The word is said to mean “claiming to be true, irrespective of facts or reality. This concept is consistent with the views of many contemporary writers and, indeed, many of our…

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Stop Fighting God

Hannah Learns That Gentleness Means, “Stop Fighting God” On Sunday, we look at Mother’s Day through the lens of Hannah from 1 Samuel. It’s an amazing story that details the power of the fruit of the spirit of true gentleness with a firm center. I am defining gentleness through the phrase… “STOP FIGHTING GOD,” something…

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Great is MY Faithfulness ?

Great is thy faithfulness,’ we sing. We know God is faithful. It may surprise us that faithfulness is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit the Lord promises His people. Sunday morning we will look to the famous ‘doubting Thomas’ to see what true faithfulness looks like, and what it means to walk faithfully…

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Can We Be Good Without God ?

Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness….Goodness Here we are on the 6th fruit of the Holy Spirit: Goodness. For some the word goodness conjures up such images as the Church Lady from Saturday Night Live; the living symbol of the hypocritical and judgemental but “good” Christian person. It might bring to mind the image of the…

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