Sermon, 9/4/22: A Christian Honor Code

13 Pentecost Psalm 139:1–5, 12–17; Jeremiah 18:1–11; Philemon 1–21; Luke 14:25–33 … in order that your good deed might be voluntary and not something forced. Philemon 14b It has become commonplace, when one travels on the Boston transit system, whether via subway, bus, or trolley, to hear the following announcements: Please remain seated or hold …

Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 9/5/22

Dear Members and Friends of St. James, As requested, I attach for your reading the homily which I presented yesterday, 4 September, the 13th Sunday after Pentecost, during our in-person liturgy.  Even as several in our midst continue to recover from milder cases of Covid and are refraining from attending Eucharist, I am please to share …

Open letter from Rev. Clarence, 8/30/22

Dear Members and Friends of St. James, The tardiness of this posting of my homily from Sunday, 28 August, the 12th Sunday after Pentecost, was caused neither by desertion of duty nor by illness. I rush to thank a couple of you, without attribution, who called to inquire of my health, inasmuch as several in …