Dynamic Downtown Worship in the Anglican Tradition

Sermons by The Rev. David Booman

When God Doesn’t Answer

  We know that God answers prayer…except when he doesn’t. We don’t like to think about it, but what are we to make of those times when God is silent, when our prayers are apparently unheeded? Our passage from Isaiah is one of the most disquieting passages in Scripture, yet it provides us with some…

The Power of Powerlessness

What do we do when we’re in a rut? When we’re stuck, confused, and the walls are closing in? The prophet Isaiah speaks to a people who are in such a rut, struggling with the calamity of the Exile and wondering how to respond. Remarkably, we find that simply trying to climb out of the…

The Troubling of Israel

We hear a lot about ‘speaking the truth in love,’ but what does it mean and what does it look like? Today we will consider how God calls us to be public witnesses to the truth, comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable. With integrity and grace, how can we strike the right balance as Jesus did?

Saying “Grace”

Awkward! Have you ever experienced a moment of supreme discomfort when a friend or family member did something that made you cringe? Where you wanted to shrink into the woodwork? Imagine God himself being involved in something ‘cringeworthy.’ In our gospel reading, this is precisely what happens as Jesus tolerates ‘inappropriate’ attentions. Sunday we will…