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.
[Given on Sunday, March 15, 2015, by The Rev. Fr. Marcus Halley at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church - Kansas City, Missouri] And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. John 3:14-15 (NRSV) In the … Continue reading Sermon: Lift Him Up
[Given January 26, 2014 by The Rev. Fr. Marcus Halley - St. Andrew's Episcopal Church - Kansas City, MO] “The message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” - 1 Corinthians 1:18 Come, Holy Spirit, and kindle the fire … Continue reading Sermon: I’m Going Through