The Sunday Sermon: Love

Saint Paul’s Cathedral, San Diego  VI Easter B;  May 13, 2012  Scott Richardson +  In the Name of God: the Lover, the Beloved, and Love Itself. Amen. A friend of mine climbs into the pulpit to deliver the world’s briefest sermon. “Love,” he says, before stepping down to begin the Creed. That’s not bad. That’s a … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: The Essence of who we are

Easter 5 Acts 8:26-40 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8 Columnist and blogger Andrew Sullivan recently wrote an article which appeared in the April 9 edition of Newsweek entitled, “The Forgotten Jesus.” The subtext was “Christianity has been destroyed by politics, priests, and get-rich evangelists. Ignore them.” As one of those people he suggests you ignore, … READ MORE…

Easter Vigil Sermon

The Easter vigil Saint Paul’s Cathedral, San Diego April 7, 2012 Scott Richardson + Gracious God, Let these words be more than words and give us the spirit of Jesus. Amen. One of the most memorable events in my ministry occurred in the basement of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco in the early 90’s. Trinity … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: God imprinted upon us

Lent 5 RCL B Jeremiah 31:31-34 Hebrews 5:5-10 John 12:20-33 There are few times during the year when the lectionary, the schedule of readings appointed for any given Sunday, give us such a full glimpse into what a life of faith entails as today. And, it is appropriate on this 5th Sunday of Lent, we … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: Choosing to Heal

Epiphany 6/year B 2 Kings 5:1-14 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Mark 1:40-45 Some of you who have been here awhile may recall my talking about my dear friend Alan from a previous sermon. Alan was the brother of a boyfriend and we remained close even after my relationship with his brother, “transitioned” to a new phase. … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: Healing and Departing

Saint Paul’s Cathedral, San Diego V Epiphany B (RCL) February 5, 2012 Scott Richardson + Gracious God, Let these words be more than words and give us the spirit of Jesus. Amen. Healing is the theme that ties our readings together this morning. Isaiah refers to the reviving spirit of God – those who wait … READ MORE…

Sermon: a Martha and Mary Moment

This is the text of the sermon by The Rev. Canon Allisyn Thomas, 18 July 2010 Today‘s Gospel reading from Luke tends to make women feel uncomfortable. Because there really aren’t that many stories about women in scripture, we tend to pay close attention to those that do, but this one cuts a little close … READ MORE…

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