Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sermon on the Woman at the Well

My sermon for Lent 3A, the story of Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well of Jacob, was well received, and has been published on the website of The Church of the Transfiguration. Thanks, Bill Guild! It was great to see you and so many other friends at The Little Church Around the Corner. It has also been published on the Holy Cross Monastery sermon blog.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Upcoming Programs

I haven't blogged much recently -- I guess I could put it down to practicing simplicity. But life just gets in the way sometimes.

Three programs are coming up which might be of interest.
On Saturday, March 26, I am leading a Quiet Day at The Church of the Transfiguration in New York City ("The Little Church Around the Corner"), from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. I will be preaching there on Sunday Morning, March 27. The writeup:

"Why God? Beyond Guilt, Sin and the New Atheism"
We will examine two contemporary objections to belief in God: that the universe is impossibly large for a personal deity, and that belief is a need generated by neurobiological function. We will look to the Early Church for an alternative belief system that makes sense for us today.
On Wednesday evening, March 30, I will be leading a program on lectio divina at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church in New York City, beginning at 7:00 pm.
From Thursday, March 31 to Sunday, April 3 I will be helping to lead a Benedictine Experience for the Friends of St. Benedict in the Washington, D.C. area. The retreat will be at Roslyn Conference Center in Richmond, VA. I will be talking about the family structures of late Roman antiquity as a cultural background to the Rule of Benedict, exploring how Benedictine communitarian ideals attract people in the present day.