Clergy Silent Retreat 2022

January 26, 2022

February 21-24, 2022 DuBose Conference Center “Leadership in a Time of Exile: Reflections on 1 Peter” The Rt. Rev. Edward S. Little II Edward Stuart Little II was elected seventh Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana in November 1999, […]

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The Third Sunday after Epiphany, Year C, Church of the Epiphany, Lebanon

January 23, 2022

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me…” (Lk. 4:18). St. Luke, from whose Gospel we read today, announces his programmatic theme early on: how God manifests the power of the Holy Spirit […]

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Feast of St. Agnes, Martyr, St. George’s Church, Nashville, Diocesan Convention

January 21, 2022

“Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven” (Matt. 18:4). Our Convention this year begins with the celebration of the feast of St. Agnes, whose memory we honor today. Agnes was a […]

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The Second Sunday after Epiphany, Year C, Church of the Holy Trinity, Nashville

January 16, 2022

“Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him” (Jo. 2:11). Our Gospel today gives us the story of the wedding in Cana: the first […]

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The First Sunday after Epiphany, Year C, Christ Church, Tracy City

January 09, 2022

“The heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove” (Lk. 3:21). There are times when everything changes: when what has gone before is disrupted and something new emerges. What’s happening […]

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The Second Sunday after Christmas Day, Church of the Epiphany, Sherwood

January 02, 2022

“Why were you searching for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” (Lk. 2:49). Every Sunday is a celebration of Jesus’ resurrection, no matter what season it is: true in Advent, true […]

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Christmas Eve, Christ Church Cathedral, Nashville

December 24, 2021

“Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified” (Lk. 2:9). Yes: the shepherds were scared. After all, they were minding their own business, going […]

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The Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C, St. Mark’s Church, Antioch

December 19, 2021

“His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation” (Lk. 1:50). For my money, the greatest guitar riff of all time is in Steppenwolf’s 1968 recording, “Born to be Wild.” Or maybe “Magic Carpet Ride,” from […]

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The Third Sunday of Advent, Year C, St. David’s Church, Nashville

December 12, 2021

“Even now the axe is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire” (Lk. 3:9). In ancient times, fire, along with earth, […]

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Laymen’s Advent Eucharist, Church of the Advent, Nashville

December 08, 2021

“Those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint” (Is. 40:31). My sources tell me that the word we translate […]

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The Second Sunday of Advent, Year C, Christ Church Cathedral, Nashville

December 05, 2021

“In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, during the […]

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The First Sunday of Advent, Year C, Church of the Advent, Nashville

November 28, 2021

“Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day does not catch you unexpectedly, like a trap” (Lk. 21:34-35). Our Gospel reading for Advent […]

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Proper 29, Year B, St. Barnabas’ Church, Tullahoma

November 21, 2021

“As I watched in the night visions, I saw one like a human being coming with the clouds of heaven” (Dan. 7:13). The prophet Daniel lived in a time of crisis, on the world historical stage. It was a […]

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Funeral of the Rev’d Canon Fred Dettwiller, St. George’s Church, Nashville

November 19, 2021

“So we do not lose heart” (2 Cor. 4:16). It’s a privilege to preach today, as we gather in prayer and thanksgiving for our friend and colleague the Rev’d Canon Fred Dettwiller. The wide range of people gathered […]

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Proper 28, Year B, St. Philip’s Church, Donelson

November 14, 2021

“Let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds” (Heb. 10:24). We’ve been reading from the Letter to the Hebrews for the last several weeks, and this Sunday our course of reading comes to […]

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Vision for the Diocese of Tennessee

November 10, 2021

“Open, Obedient, Responsive, Committed” These four words describe the mission and ministry of the Diocese of Tennessee: The Diocese of Tennessee is “Open… to the power of God. When we gather, we expect God to show up, and […]

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