Archive for May, 2011

How to talk to Athenians

A sermon for the sixth Sunday of Easter: Has anyone ever asked you about their outfit or new hairstyle… and you didn’t quite know what to say? I mean, you wanted to say something nice, but were at a loss for words. “My what an interesting combination of articles you’re wearing.” That’s where we find […]

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Sheep follow the shepherd

Today is Good Shepherd Sunday.  We read the 23rd psalm and this calls to mind that Old Testament image of God as shepherd of his people, Israel. When I hear these lessons, a very different image comes to mind, though. I remember being a small child of about four when the bishop came to visit […]