Sermons & Addresses

Waiting for Peace during Advent

We are each image-bearers of God in a beautiful but broken world.  Each Advent in our Anglican tradition, we beckon Emmanuel to rescue us and issue this haunting plea: “O, come, Desire of nations, bind In one the hearts of … more »

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Vocation is Mission: Truth and Discernment

The following address was first given at Christ Church Arlington on October 17, 2012, audio link below. Welcome everyone, I’m so glad to be together. What I love about a group this size is that, it’s small enough for us … more »

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Vocation is Mission: Hearing God

The following address was first given at Christ Church Arlington on September 19, 2012, audio link below.   So last year The Washington Institute did this same sort of fall lecture series.  The longer name is The Washington Institute for … more »

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Two Sermons for Labor Day

In honor of Labor Day, we offer two sermons that were given this past year by our own Dr. Steve Garber and our previous Operations Director, Ray Blunt.  Wrong Ladder, Wrong Wall                  … more »

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Sabbath, Schedules, and Love

The following sermon was first given at The Falls Church Anglican July 8, 2012, audio link below.  So much to do, so little time to do it!  As we scurry around our hectic, high-speed, hustle and bustle world, it can … more »

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The Ordinary Day

And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night.  And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be lights in … more »

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Epilogue: The Prayer of the Trinity

For most of our lives, we take breathing for granted.  In, out, in, out, second by second, hour by hour, day by day, year by year.  Breathing is second nature to us.  What if prayer were as well?  And what … more »

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The Spirit Prays for Us

In this season of Pentecost, we reflect on the work of the Holy Spirit in all that we do in our many callings.  God calls, and by the power of the Spirit, we act.  But what happens when we do … more »

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The Hope For Creation

As we celebrate New Creation in the light of Easter, we recognize that God’s redemptive and restorative work is not only at work in our lives and communities, but also within the the whole created world.  Christians have often held … more »

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Two Sermons: Joy & Suffering

In his book Reflecting the Glory, N. T. Wright has this to say about the Christian life: “This is our vocation:  to take up our cross, and be Jesus for the whole world, living with the joy and the sorrow … more »

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