Tuesday, August 25, 2015

WATERLINE Book by Archdeacon Kauffman

The Archdeacon's book documenting her photographs following Katrina in New Orleans is out for the 10th anniversary of the hurricane. Check it out!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Come and See!

Sermon preached at Grace Episcopal Church, Monroe, La., 8/2/15

Can anything good come out of Nazareth? Come and see!


Nathaniel is the questioner; Philip is the answerer. Or so it was 2000+ years ago on a dusty road to Galilee!


Which are you at this moment in time and in this place? Nathaniel? Or Philip? I ask because I can see and hear myself in both of these guys.


I ask because, as I read the Gospels, over and over I see myself, and all of us, in the disciples—both when they are getting it, and when they are missing the point entirely.


This morning I would rather be Philip, the one pointing the way to the Good News of Jesus the Christ. Come and see!


Isn’t that our primary job as Christians?


But I am perfectly clear that sometimes I am Nathaniel, allowing my prejudices or my hurt feelings or my disapproval of… whatever, to blind me to the redeeming grace of God. Can anything good come of that?