December 13, 2017

Great Lectionary Preaching

stpeterslogo_blackborder_80.gifI’m absolutely enthused over two sermon podcasts I’ve been listening to for several weeks. Both are examples of Anglican/Episcopal Churches that are standing for historic orthodoxy, but also embodying the Gospel in relevant, lively, ground-level Christian communities. I want to recommend these podcasts for all my listeners. Both are simple outstanding, and both are lectionary preachers who take care of business in less than half an hour. What’s not to like?

One warning. This isn’t verse by verse exposition. This is preaching the Gospel lessons in the lectionary. Lots of application and encouragement to take the message and live it. LIVE IT!

First is Saint Peter’s Anglican Church in Tallahassee, Florida. A variety of preachers appear on the podcasts, but I’m especially impressed with Fr. Eric Dudley. Check out his current sermon on “The Street Smart Christian.” (If you are in the Tallahassee area, this is a great church. Check it out. I’m miserable that I can’t get there.)

The other is Trinity Church in Greenwich, CT. This is the church pastored by Ian Morgan Cron, author of “Chasing Francis.” What a fine preacher! So real and honest, and such outstanding wrestling with the application of the text to one of the wealthiest communities in the U.S. Listen to the current sermon “The Parable of the Unjust Steward.” I want to be this honest. I can’t forget this one and neither will you.

These aren’t high profile preachers, but you are really going to be glad you added them to your weekly podcast listening.

Comments

  1. I just happened to be in Tallahassee at St. Peter’s this past weekend and was able to hear that sermon twice (once in the morning Mass and once for their new Veritas Mass [contemporary music and liturgy]). The community there is awesome and incredibly welcoming. I hope that I get the opportunity to go back again. 🙂

  2. Thanks for these, Michael.

    After growing up in a Bible/Baptist church, I’m honestly a little surprised to find out how deeply the “high church” format ministers to me. One I’ve visited several times is Rev. Canon David Roseberry at Christ Church in Plano, TX. I’m not sure it’s “lectionary preaching,” as this is a new term for me, but he does handle tough questions with great humility – and no three step easy answers.

  3. Scott Eaton says:

    Michael,

    Thanks for the sermon podcasts.

    Can you recommend some daily office podcasts?

  4. Do iTunes search on “Daily Prayer” or “Morning Prayer.”

  5. Yeah, I attend St. Pete’s regularly and love it. Glad you’re enjoying the podcast.

  6. Patrick Kyle says:

    Here is some great preaching from a Lutheran perspective:

    http://crosebrough.typepad.com/cwirlapodcast/

  7. steve yates says:

    yep – st. peter’s is great, especially for their accessability. i went there having VERY little background in liturgical church and enjoyed the service very much.

  8. Thanks for the recommendations. Both of the sermons of Ian Cron that were posted when I visited the link (the one about the unjust steward and the Lost Sheep, Coins, Sons) were amazing.