A podcast of St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Beloit, Wisconsin.
Confronting the dogmas that we Episcopalians have been indoctrinated into whenever it comes to creation care and the climate crises.
A sermon kicking off a season where we in the Episcopal Church are focusing on creation care. A snippet: “You cannot worship Christ on the altar if you do not pity the suffering Christ in melting glaciers, in endangered animals, in parched lands, in polluted oceans, and in forests that have been reduced to ash.”…
With such epic one-liners as ‘The greater the gratefulness, the greater the joy,’ and ‘Physics? Who has time for that crap?’, and ‘It is not that Paul doesn’t want to get you drunk,’ who wouldn’t want to give this podcast a listen?
‘If I dwell in my anger I impair the Holy Spirit’s capacity to dwell in me.’
Beer, chiropractors, faith, baseball, subpar parables, the state of Missoura…this sermon has it all. Enjoy.
‘Religion IS supreme thankfulness, or gratitude.’ -Thomas Aquinas
How do you react to interruptions, to being inconvenienced? Yeah, that pretty much will tell you how much you have let Jesus heal you.
A guy in a collar opines about a controversy in the Church of England, which leads to more opining about evangelism in general.
“The Eucharist is the most special thing in the universe precisely because it is not any more special than anything else.”
A sermon on Jesus’s parables in Mark 4:26-34
What Is ‘blasphemy of the Holy Spirit,’ the ‘eternal sin?’
Trinity: were the Church Fathers trying to stump us with a bad math equation, or were they inviting us into the mystery of nonduality?
A weird story about tongues of fire that don’t burn people and an old man with the superpower of fiery hands.
A homily about the dangers of solo spirituality.
Reflexting on the Church’s relationship to the LGBTQ+ community.
A homily delivered on May 2, 2021
Love. The ballet. Steve Perry. Easter Chocolate. Jesus playing a guitar solo. Apparently, this homily has it all.
Reflections on forgiveness and what might possibly be one of the most terrifying passages in the Bible.
This homily has it all: Easter pageants, Anthony Bourdain, Liberace, Sequins, the Great State of ‘Missoura’, and Jesus. He is risen!!!!
The cross through which you meditate on God’s pain is the same cross through which God meditates on yours.
A homily delivered at the DeKoven center in Racine, WI at a service commemorating James DeKoven
What did Jesus’ death really mean?
No, you will not receive the mark of the beast when you get the vaccine (regardless of what your fundamentalist pastor says). In fact, it is all those who submit themselves to the teaching of fundamentalist pastors who have received the mark already.
A homily on humility and loving one’s enemies.
A homily delivered on Ash Wednesday, 2021.
Another sermon about love because we can never have too many of those.
What does God’s Dream, God’s Kingdom come, look like? Fr TJ shares his thoughts.
Fr TJ responds to recent events at our nation’s capitol building.
A homily in response to recent events.
How the Episcopal tradition engages the Bible.
‘I just want to lie on the beach and eat hotdogs. That’s all I’ve ever wanted.’ -A Wisdom Saying of Kevin Malone from The Office.
We will never find God as long as we let ourselves believe that God is somewhere other than where we are right now.
Where is God waiting to greet you this holiday season?
A homily for Advent 4, 2020
A hymn and some reflections by Ashley Humphrey on the relevance of Mary for today’s world.
Fr Tj thinks out loud about how John the Baptist’s life and message can inform us today.
A hymn and Saint Paul’s thoughts on God’s will for your life.
Some thoughts on Advent spirituality.
A sermon about the Uncreated Light of God.
Deacon Gregg walks us through an Advent reflection for this week.
Take a break and reflect on all of the things that you are thankful for.
A sermon given on Advent I, 2020. Is Peter talking about the apocalypse or something else in his fiery vision?
A hymn and some reflections on how Jesus’ incarnation is understood in light of the Old Testament.
If baptism is not about the removal of something like dirt from the body, what is it about?
Jesus knew that his nation could never be ‘great again’ if it was only great for some and not for all.
There is no difference between who you want to be and the Christ you already are.
Wisdom is not just an attribute, a virtue, a depiction of God’s (or anyone else’s) character to the Biblical authors. Wisdom is the female manifestation of Yahweh.
A priest reflects on his (not so great) experiences of the Church and Jesus’ words in Matthew 18 about the breaking of communion.
The way of Jesus permits only one kind of exclusion: the exclusion of exclusion.
The way of Jesus only permits one kind of exclusion: the exclusion of exclusion.