Sermon for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost by the Reverend Sarah Miller

Ten years ago today, Charles Jenkins, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, sat alone in front of a television set at a friend’s house in Baton Rouge. His eyes were fixed on the screen, which was filled with images of exhausted, desperate evacuees, begging for help outside the Convention Center in New Orleans. A … Continue reading Sermon for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost by the Reverend Sarah Miller

Sermon for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, August 23, 2015

Over the course of my adult life, I have become a big fan of world soccer. Like a lot of things, I can become a little fanatical and obsessive about it. The team I support most passionately is an English side called Chelsea, which is a West London team. It’s a loyalty that is out … Continue reading Sermon for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, August 23, 2015

Sermon for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, August 9, 2015

One of the first funerals I presided over was for a woman in her early thirties who had died under especially tragic circumstances. I was serving on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, and it’s customary in Lakota culture for everyone who attends the funeral to stand at the graveside until the grave is completely … Continue reading Sermon for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, August 9, 2015