God’s Kingdom

Trinity Cathedral ColumbiaPreached in Keenan Chapel at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 21 June, 2015, Columbia, South Carolina.

I’ve never before preached from a pulpit here in Keenan Chapel. As many of you know, I’ve almost never used a manuscript. But the words God has for us this morning are too important to be trusted to my fickle, fragile mind; I had to commit them to paper, and I pray that we will receive them with humility, softness of heart, lament, and resolution.

May God take the coal of his holiness and cleanse my lips, that the living Word may take root in all our hearts this morning; through the name of the Living God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Amen. Continue reading

the dark side of the glittering city

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“On what foundation has this glittering city been built? On whose screams? On whose suffering? On whose innocent blood?”

Over on the Covenant Blog this past week, the other Hylden in my house reflected on our achievement-oriented culture and who’s footing the bill for the all our glamor.  (HERE)

image captured by the author; chapel at Mont Saint Michel