Sermon: “Churches are full of pretentious hypocrites” and there is always room for more.

[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.

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

Sermon: Change Agents in a Strange Land

We sing, knowing that singing is a subversive act of transformation. Brother Absalom Jones knew that our lives as disciples of Jesus Christ ought to compose a symphony of struggle and a requiem of resistance to evil in all of its forms. He knew that if we dare to sing the Lord’s song in a strange land then what is strange has no other choice but to change.