There is no part of us that is immune or exempt from this loving relationship. To follow Christ to place our entire selves in his loving service.
How do you distinguish between what is authentically the voice of God and what is the voice of a hired-hand in shepherd’s clothing?
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.
Situated among the complexity of our lives, Easter may not feel all that important, but in case you don’t know: joy lives in close proximity to possibility.
I am writing this to challenge all straight-identifying Christians who interpret non-heterosexual and non-cisgender identity as sinful to a year of listening and discernment.
The cost of our silence, or better yet of our willful disremembering, is the erasure of the experiences of countless millions whose bodies line the narrow-way that leads to salvation.
Enlightenment... does not come through raising walls around our hearts, but by tearing them down and exposing them to the God who comes to us over and over, day after day, in unexpected ways.
[Given on the Sunday, June 28, 2015, by The Rev. Fr. Marcus Halley at St. Paul's Episcopal Church – Kansas City, Missouri] Immediately aware that power had gone forth from him, Jesus turned about in the crowd and said, "Who touched my clothes?" Mark 5:30 Grace and peace to you from God our Father, and Jesus Christ, … Continue reading Sermon: When Is the Last Time You Touched the Lord?
[Given on Sunday, July 20, 2014 by The Rev. Fr. Marcus Halley - St. Andrew's Episcopal Church - Kansas City, MO] This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. Let it shine! Let it … Continue reading Sermon: A Fiery Faith that Changes the World
Dear Most Reverend Sir, I greet you in the loving name of our Courageous Lord and Reigning Savior, Jesus Christ. I hail from the Diocese of West Missouri of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. I write you this letter in response to your recent comments regarding marriage equality and its place … Continue reading Heard Around the World: An Open Letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury