Posts by: ajstack

Lenses

{a sermon preached on the Epistle to Philemon and Luke 14:25-33 at Christ Episcopal Church, Ironton, Ohio}

{A sermon on the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) preached at St. Peter’s, Gallipolis, Ohio, on July 10, 2016}

{A sermon preached on Luke 13:31-35 at Christ Episcopal Church, Ironton, Ohio} We often talk about Lent as if it were a journey. We say it’s a forty-day journey through the wilderness or the desert, which comes from last week’s lesson where Jesus spends 40 days in the wilderness. In turn, that forty days is connected...

Following some strongly worded and hurtful letters that circulated among the clergy of Gallipolis over the last month, I have had to work extra hard to speak, practice, and accept the infinite and limitless embrace I know God offers to every corner of Creation. Tonight my spouse Steven and I received a huge package...

{A sermon preached on Luke 3:7-18 at Christ Episcopal Church, Ironton, Ohio, December 13, 2015} My spouse Steven grew up in a non-religious household. He’s a first generation US-born Taiwanese-American, and there was no specific or particular expression of faith in his family. When Steven was a child, however, his...

{A sermon preached on Luke 3:1-6 at Christ Episcopal Church, Ironton, Ohio, December 6, 2015} For the Wednesdays of Advent some of us from Christ Church are joining up with folks from St. Paul Lutheran Church just around the corner. We meet in the basement of St. Paul with lots of food (it is a church function,...

I woke up to two dogs anxious for their morning walk and a chill in the air that had me zipping up my coat for the first time this season. One of our children, apparently planning to followin the footsteps of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta  Yes, we had a small cold snap about two weeks ago but I refused to wear...