June 26, 2016 The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (Year C) 

 

1 Kings 19:15–16, 19–21, Psalm 16, Galatians 5:1, 13–25, Luke 9:51–62

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+ 

In the name of Jesus. Amen.

In the wake of the Orlando shootings, one would think compassion would be the appropriate human response, and certainly there was an outpouring of compassion … Continue reading

June 24, 2016 The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

 

Isaiah 40:1–11, Psalm 85:7–13, Acts 13:14b–26, Luke 1:57–80

The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson 

In the name of Jesus. Amen.

“The child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day he appeared publicly to Israel.” (Luke 1:80)

It is interesting to … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 Thursday in Pentecost 5

 

2 Kings 24:8–17, Psalm 79, Matthew 7:21–29

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson 

In the Name of Jesus. Amen.

Once in college, an organization was sponsoring an event to help alleviate hunger. The event was quite ingenious, actually. Students had the option to surrender their meal plan for … Continue reading

June 21, 2016 Tuesday in Pentecost 5

 

2 Kings 19:9–21, 31–36, Psalm 48, Matthew 7:6, 12–14

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson 

In the Name of Jesus. Amen.

I had an interesting conversation with a woman earlier today. She had called me a couple of weeks ago to inform me that she was no longer … Continue reading

June 11, 2016 Saint Barnabas the Apostle

 

Isaiah 42:5–12, Psalm 112, Acts 11:19–30; 13:1–3, Matthew 10:7–16

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson 

In the name of Jesus. Amen.

The first mention of Barnabas in scripture is in Acts 4: “Joseph, a Levite born in Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means son of encouragement) … Continue reading