Sermons & Addresses

I Won’t Play My Drum for Him!

It’s the Christmas season, and each year for me that guarantees at least three things–familiar sounds, longing, and a tradition. The first guarantee of the season is that I release into the airwaves the music that is held for just … more »

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He is Our Peace

The twentieth century gave us some striking examples of what it means to be at peace: 1919; 1945; 1969. At the Versailles Conference in 1919 the Allied powers decided peace meant defeating Germany and then keeping it in a straitjacket … more »

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Thoughts at Thirty: A Journey From Vanity to Obscurity

This is the last month I will spend as a 30-year-old. It is also the month after a pregnancy-related incident sent me to the hospital for four days, where doctors said things like, “This could have been fatal.” Both of … more »

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The Character of the Called: Friendship

The following is the second sermon in a two-part series preached at The Falls Church Anglican. The first sermon by Rev. John Yates can be found here. This sermon was by Rev. Bill Haley on June 9, 2013. You can … more »

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Bearing Witness to Jesus: Come and See

As Rev. Robert Watkin says in the following sermon: “People need a visible gospel.” We must speak of Christ, but we must also embody the life of Jesus in our relationships with one another. Jesus’ invitation, his call, to “come … more »

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Gently Glowing Bushes: Demystifying Discernment of Calling

It’s one of the most common–and paralyzing–questions that Christians ask, “How do I know my vocation?” Many times I’ve talked to folks who are afraid to make a bold move forward, or are stuck between good options and unable to … more »

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The Character of the Called: Wisdom is Diligent

What makes a person wise? Is it their words, actions, maybe their approach to life? Proverbs makes clear that all wisdom begins with God, but how does it seep into our lives and self-understanding? Part of a larger series, Rev. … more »

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The Myth of “The Great Call”

“What is that to you? You must follow me.” -Jesus’ to Peter, when Peter compared his own vocation to John’s (John 21.22) One of the most thrilling moments in Christian history, even world history, came on Sunday, October 28 in … more »

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Our Easter Vocation

In Christ’s resurrection, the sting of death’s piercing sword is blunted. As he exits the tomb every cell of his body is filled with God’s fulfillment, with promises kept. We may be the alpha of our pain, but Christ will … more »

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Our Callings one Caller

Good morning! We all know how to say Happy New Year, but how about Happy Epiphany! Epiphany means “the appearance of something that was hidden” or “a revelation” or “a manifestation”, and today is the Sunday when we celebrate not … more »

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