Sermon: Celebration of New Ministry. We Show People Jesus!

The Very Rev. Mike Kinman, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, St Louis MO, preached the sermon for Dean Penny’s installation: Let the whole world see and know that things which were cast down are being raised up, and things which had grown old are being made new and that all things are being brought to … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: On the Road with Jesus

Some of the most memorable stories in Scripture are stories of the road: Abraham’s emigration to Canaan; the Exodus wanderings; the conversion of Saul on the road to Damascus; the encounter between the deacon Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch on the desert road. Today’s story of the disciples on the road to Emmaus is much … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: My Peace I Leave You

In 1992 a young American Fulbright Scholar was murdered in a South African black township. Amy Biehl had been working passionately against apartheid but fell victim to the rampant political violence and racial distrust of the time. She had been working for peace. What do we mean by peace? And why is it so dangerous … READ MORE…

The Sunday sermon: Joy is the Power

The thing gardeners do during winter in most everywhere in the United States is wait. Tulip and daffodil bulbs lay under snow and ice, dead to the world. Berries and asparagus become dried sticks, barren. In that season Advent prepares us for the hope of Christmas, the hope that light conquers darkness, that the sun … READ MORE…

Good Friday Meditation: Belonging

close your eyes to this world and contemplate what it is inside that holds you back from tears along side Mary, the mother of God on this the day when creation held its breath, waiting, heaving unbelieving that the Son of God should die. It should not have been so: We belong to its travesty. … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: On Holy Ground

These last couple of weeks I have had many one-on-one conversations with members of the Cathedral community: clergy and lay, staff and volunteers, newcomers and longtime members. It has been a great blessing and privilege to hear the stories of so many people: the faith tradition you grew up in, the journey that brought you … READ MORE…

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