Sermons by Rev. Brad Toebben (Page 12)

Do you remember being a Foolish Virgin?

There is a frivolity that comes with inexperience that simply isn’t present among others who are well and wise; and today we learn that Christ genuinely resents those who fail to prepare accordingly. So, prepare accordingly. Grab your lamp-oil (well in advance, mind you); sit in the wedding feast with St. Paul’s Church. Don’t be…

The “23rd”

Fr. Brad spends some time reflecting on the Las Vegas tragedy.   Psalm 23 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. 2     He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; 3     he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths     for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the…

Speak Easy

Fr. Brad brings us to the seedy underbelly of language–Biblical, Social, and its use for Justice.   A Prayer of St. Chrysostom Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplication to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three…

Festival Sunday

ON September 10th, St. Paul’s Episcopal celebrated Festival Sunday! If you hear a child crying during the sermon, it is because we also celebrated the baptism of little Devin Sobek (congratulations!). Fr. Brad speaks to the theme of Authority in Christian Expression.