"The Wedding at Cana: Jesus Blesses the Water" (1641-1660), by Jan Cossiers (1600-1671), Saint Waldetrudis Church, Herentals, Belgium Originally preached at Living Savior Lutheran Church, Fairfax Station, Virginia. In the name of Jesus. Amen. The party had been going on for hours. After fulfilling a number of formalities required to end their betrothal and finalize their marriage, the bridegroom had brought his bride into … Continue reading Sermon for the Second Sunday after Epiphany, January 20, 2019 (John 2:1-11), “Master of the Feast”
Month: January 2019
Albert Jay Nock, “Isaiah’s Job” (1936)
Albert Jay Nock Albert Jay Nock originally published this essay in The Atlantic Monthly in 1936, and it has seen a lot of republishing in libertarian circles online in recent years. Its use by libertarian critics aside, Nock's insights have given me a lot to think about with regard to evangelism and how one goes about doing … Continue reading Albert Jay Nock, “Isaiah’s Job” (1936)
Gaudete! Festum Asinorum!
"Toppling of the Pagan Idols (The Flight into Egypt): Isaiah 19:1, Pseudo-Matthew 22-23" (1423) by the Bedford Master January 14 marks the old medieval "Feast of Asses" ("Festum Asinorum"), now an obscure and abandoned observance that, among other things, commemorated the flight into Egypt. It was part of the greater medieval Feast of Fools, which … Continue reading Gaudete! Festum Asinorum!
Sermon for the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6, 2019 (Matthew 2:1-12), “The Gift to the Magi”
"The Journey of the Magi" (1894), by James Tissot (1836-1902), Minneapolis Museum of Art Originally Preached at Living Savior Lutheran Church, Fairfax Station, Virginia. Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Epiphany is here! Do you know what that means? Not only does it mean that we’re now in a new season of the … Continue reading Sermon for the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6, 2019 (Matthew 2:1-12), “The Gift to the Magi”