Laughing at Our Fears

The Rev. Stephen W. Kidd Trinity Cathedral, Little Rock Oct. 30, 2011 Proper 26A Micah3:5-12, I Thess. 2:9-13, Matt. 23:1-12 Jesus is agitated. This passage is “Scene IV” of a larger act in the Gospel of Matthew. You see, this day for Jesus began with a group of Pharisees trying to trick him with a question about paying taxes to … Read More

9-11

The Rev. Canon Paul McLain Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Little Rock Sept. 11, 2011 Genesis 50:15-21 In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. If we truly believe in a loving God, how do we make sense out of unthinkable evil and terror? That is the question we are left with on this 10th anniversary of the September … Read More

Get Out of the Boat

The Rev. Canon Paul McLain Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Little Rock August 7, 2011 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Year A, Proper 13 Matthew 14:22-33 The writer John Updike once compared writing novels and poems to writing literary criticism, which is writing about novels and poems, by saying, “Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing … Read More