It’s no wonder the Holy Spirit fell upon Church as fire. We need fire. We need to wind. We need story, and metaphor, and poetry – not doctrine and dogma, not fact, not instruction. We need imagination and inspiration that breathes new life into these dry bones.
[Given on the Fourth Sunday of Eastertide, April 4, 2015, by The Rev. Fr. Marcus Halley at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church – Kansas City, Missouri] Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them… “let it be known to all of you… that this man is standing before you in good health by the … Continue reading Sermon: “Churches are full of pretentious hypocrites” and there is always room for more.
Full disclosure: I haven't written an actual blog in a while, so I'm a little rusty, but I figure that the afterglow of Easter Sunday presents a perfect opportunity to do some in-depth, "out-loud," on-screen spiritual reflection. I've been consumed with parish ministry. Not consumed like a "flesh eating bacteria" consumed (although at times it … Continue reading Coffeehouse Musings: Flashes of Light