Great Expectations

A sermon from Linda Mackie-Griggs for Advent III     “What then did you go out to see?” Among all of the words in the English language, the word, “expectation” has got to be one of the most freighted. It brings with it, on the one hand, the eager anticipation of, and preparation for, something wonderful … More Great Expectations

Faith, Hope, and Love – in difficult times

  The backdrop After the death of Solomon, largely due to the tyranny of his reign, David’s united Kingdom of Israel split into its northern and southern constituencies. The name Israel continued to designate the northern kingdom with its capital at Samaria. The southern kingdom took the name of the predominant tribe in the south – … More Faith, Hope, and Love – in difficult times

Modelling Resistance and Reconciliation

I This Sunday, the last in the season after Pentecost is Christ the King. Christ the King is a relative newcomer in our Anglican-Episcopal calendar, having been adopted only with the Three-Year Ecumenical Lectionary. The Sunday before Advent was traditionally known to us as stir-up Sunday because of the opening words of the Collect:  STIR … More Modelling Resistance and Reconciliation