Fr. Brad gives us his Thanksgiving Sermon.
Again we hear it: “Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth” This week Fr. Brad examines the phrase — not so much as a punitive moral state — as a reality of the state of mind one is left in when one betrays their heart for other things.
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…
This week Fr. Brad takes us through the slippery riddle of State and Pious alignment. Who is Caesar Augustus to man? Who is Christ? And, seriously, who is Jesus Barabbas?
Fr. Brad takes a look at the rich tradition of the Wedding Feast in the Jewish community of First Century Palestine.
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…
Fr. Brad speaks to the power of symbols and to the importance of giving symbols their specific meaning.
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…
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.
Hear Father Brad Toebben read the Gospel according to Matthew (15:21-28) and preach a sermon that helps illuminate its meaning.