Honoring St. Luke the Evangelist

This morning we celebrate the Feast of St. Luke, our patronal saint. Every year, when I have preached on this Sunday, I have tended to focus on St. Luke the physician. This year, in light of the most recent Pew research, it seems most fitting to focus on the second reason we celebrate St. Luke,…

Finding the Light in the Darkness

Two weeks after 9/11, I began confirmation prep with my second group of eighth graders while serving at the Church of the Redeemer in Boston. I thought I would be edgy and start by asking the group how they can believe in God after what had just happened. To my surprise, I spent the hour…

Lessons From Job

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me and seem so far from me.” These are the words that begin the lament of the 22nd psalm, and these are among the final words of Christ from the cross. And it seems they should be the words spewing forth from Job’s mouth at the end…