This sermon was delivered at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Enid, Okla., Sunday, July 29, 2018. In reading this week’s lessons my mind was drawn back to a parable – not a biblical parable, but one I think is relevant nonetheless. It’s often, possibly incorrectly, attributed as a Native American story, commonly known as the … Continue reading Which wolf will you feed?
There is perhaps no greater force drawing us away from God’s love than our fear. Our regrets over the past are fears of inadequacy, and for our place in this world. Our longing for the past is based in the fear that our best is behind us. Our anxieties over the future represent innumerable fears … Continue reading Surrender to trust
This is the second installment in a series of synopses of the meaning behind stained glass windows at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Enid, Oklahoma. While these windows are closely associated with and loved by the parish of St. Matthew's, their symbolism reaches far beyond any parish - or in this case, any diocese or … Continue reading The Church beyond England