The Second Sunday of Advent, Year A, Christ Church Cathedral, Nashville, December 4, 2022

December 04, 2022

“Whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, so that… we might have hope” (Rom. 15:4). Advent is the preeminent season of hope, a time when we look forward to and anticipate something that still […]

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The First Sunday of Advent, Proper A, Church of the Advent, Nashville, November 27, 2022

November 28, 2022

“For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man” (Matt. 24:37). Thanksgiving weekend gives us a chance to look back and to look forward: both at once. In our minds […]

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Proper 29, Year C, St. Barnabas’ Church, Tullahoma, November 20, 2022

November 21, 2022

“May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power” (Col. 1:11). There’s a contrast in our readings today. Our Gospel gives us a glimpse of the crucified Lord, put to death between […]

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Proper 28, Year C, Trinity Church, Winchester, November 13, 2022

November 17, 2022

“When you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end will not follow immediately” (Lk. 21:9). Someone back in the great days of journalism once said that […]

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First Convention of the Diocese of Tennessee Memo

November 09, 2022

The 191st Convention of the Diocese of Tennessee to be held at:St. David’s Episcopal Church6501 Pennywell DriveNashville, TN  37205 Dear Fellow Episcopalians, Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ!  This memo contains links and instructions for […]

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Proper 26, Year C, Church of Our Saviour, Gallatin, October 30, 2022

November 02, 2022

“He has gone to be the guest of one who is a sinner” (Lk. 19:7). I know we’re all sinners, but you need to understand this about our Gospel today: as a tax collector, Zacchaeus was considered a […]

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Proper 25, Year C, Church of the Messiah, Pulaski, October 23, 2022

October 25, 2022

“All who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted” (Lk. 18:14). Today Jesus gives us another parable about prayer: a parable that matches last week’s parable, also about prayer. In that parable, […]

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Proper 24, Year C, St. Anselm’s Church, Nashville, October 16, 2022

October 17, 2022

“Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart” (Lk. 18:1). Persistence is a virtue, at least when it comes to prayer: the set up for Jesus’ parable of the unjust […]

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Proper 23, Year C, St. Agnes’ Church, Cowan, October 9, 2022

October 12, 2022

“He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan” (Lk. 17:16). Jesus’ encounter with the ten lepers is recounted only by St. Luke the Evangelist. Stories of healing abound in the four Gospels: powerful […]

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Feast of St. Michael & All Angels (trans.), St. Michael’s Church, Cookeville, October 2, 2022

October 04, 2022

“War broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels fought against the dragon” (Rev. 12:7). Modern battle typically begin with an assault by air: bombs from above to prepare the way for ground advance, troops airlifted in to […]

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Blessing of the Animals Around the Diocese

September 30, 2022

Please have all animals harnessed or caged for the safety of everyone. Thank you! Saturday, October 1 1:00pm – Church of the Good Shepherd, Brentwood 4:00pm – Trinity Church, Clarksville Sunday, October 2 2:00pm – St. George’s Church, […]

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Proper 21, Year C, St. Ann’s Church, Nashville, September 25, 2022

September 26, 2022

“Besides all this, between you and us a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who might want to pass from here to you cannot do so, and no one can cross from there to us”  (Lk. […]

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St. Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist, St. Paul’s Church, Murfreesboro, Clericus Meeting, September 21, 2022

September 22, 2022

“As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, ‘Follow me’ “ (Matt. 9:9). Lately I’ve been thinking about the Clericus groups that I’ve been a […]

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Proper 20, Year C, Church of the Holy Cross, Murfreesboro, September 18, 2022

September 19, 2022

“His master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly” (Lk. 16:8). Strangely enough, the hero of Jesus’ parable this morning is a dishonest manager. Not an evil ruler, a wicked person on a grand scale, but […]

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Daughters of the King Fall Assembly, St. Hildegard of Bingen, St. Paul’s Church, Franklin, September 17, 2022

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son…” (Jo. 3:16). Hildegard has been on the calendar of saints for a long time: she died in the 12th century, after all, at the age of […]

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Proper 19, Year C, Church of St. James the Less, Madison, September 11, 2022

September 13, 2022

“When he (the shepherd) has found it (the lost sheep), he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices” (Lk. 15:5). Jesus’ parable about the lost sheep is built on a long tradition that stretches back to the time […]

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