It’s time to tell the truth. Guns are blasphemous and the Cross is ridiculous.

Christianity, the religion and faith system that seeks to live the reality of the Risen Christ, has a long history of being confused for, or used to sanction or legitimize, political power. This has always presented Christianity with a dramatic tension between the humble messiah lacking temporal power and the proud, violent empires who have … Continue reading It’s time to tell the truth. Guns are blasphemous and the Cross is ridiculous.

“Cassock-gate,” the Reformation, and The Book of Common Prayer

I have only been the Rector of my congregation for seven months and already I have had to face-down my first, Watergate-sized scandal. Kyrie eleison. Picture it: Sewanee, Tennessee. 2017. There I was standing in the front of a lecture hall giving a presentation on The Book of Common Prayer as a part of Sewanee’s … Continue reading “Cassock-gate,” the Reformation, and The Book of Common Prayer

Sermon: Wondering and Wandering in the Wilderness

[Given on Sunday, February 22, 2015,  by The Rev. Fr. Marcus Halley at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church –  Kansas City, MO] Mark 1:12 (1:9-15) O God, take our minds and think through them, take our lips and speak through them, take our hearts and set them on fire    with love for you; may your kingdom come, … Continue reading Sermon: Wondering and Wandering in the Wilderness