Bearing Fruit

Bearing Fruit

Instant gratification is a very common human desire. It can be defined as “the temptation, and resulting tendency, to forego a future benefit in order to obtain a less rewarding but more immediate benefit.” And this temptation abounds! The modern world doesn’t just...
A Cosmic Empire

A Cosmic Empire

Sir John Glubb was a British soldier, scholar and author. He was born in 1897, and served in France in the First World War from 1915 to 1918. In 1926 he left the army to serve the Iraq Government. From 1939 to 1956, he commanded the Jordan Arab Legion. In his...
Nutty Prophets & True Hope

Nutty Prophets & True Hope

In the 1970s, a man named Hal Lindsey wrote several books proclaiming that an event called “The Rapture” was going to occur in the 1980s. In more recent years, this “Rapture” was depicted in the books and movies of the Left Behind series. I read one of Lindsay’s...
The Foremost of Sinners

The Foremost of Sinners

This weekend the St. Michael’s staff attended a fundraising event for Hospice of the North Coast. It was a Halloween themed Trivia Bee. Along with the trivia contest, there were prizes awarded for best costume and best team name. Our team name was the St. Michael’s...
A Lighthouse for Spiritual Pilgrims

A Lighthouse for Spiritual Pilgrims

The 125th Anniversary sermon from the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels. Listen here. I have encountered all sorts of spiritual pilgrims in my 14 years at St. Michael’s by-the-Sea. Some have been on the road awhile, others are just starting out. Some are passing...
The Unjust Steward

The Unjust Steward

It’s a blessing to have practice runs in life; dress rehearsals before the real performance, study sessions before the actual test, opportunities to learn and grow in an environment that stretches us, but that is also safe. In today’s gospel, Our Lord refers to...