Author: David Henson

Stumbling to Faithfulness to the Cross: A Sermon for the Third Sunday of Lent

Stumbling to Faithfulness to the Cross: A Sermon for the Third Sunday of Lent

The oldest image of the crucifixion of Jesus is not one of worship or honor or veneration but rather one of scorn shame and derision it’s a small piece of graffiti, crudely scratched into a wall of an imperial school for slaves near the center of ancient Rome dating around the year 200. It depicts […]

The oldest image of the crucifixion of Jesus is not one of worship or honor or veneration but rather one of scorn shame and derision it’s a small piece of graffiti, crudely scratched into a wall of an imperial school for slaves near the center of ancient Rome...
The Consolation of the Transfiguration … and Slippers: A Homily for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany

The Consolation of the Transfiguration … and Slippers: A Homily for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany

Preached at St. James by the Rev. David Henson on Feb. 11, 2024 Something happened when I turned 43 this past week. It’s a little embarrassing to admit, but I suppose it’s the kind of thing that happens with age. You see, for my 43rd birthday, I got really into slippers. And not just any […]

Preached at St. James by the Rev. David Henson on Feb. 11, 2024 Something happened when I turned 43 this past week. It’s a little embarrassing to admit, but I suppose it’s the kind of thing that happens with age. You see, for my 43rd birthday, I got really into...
Love Builds a House: A Sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

Love Builds a House: A Sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

Preached at St. James by the Rev. David Henson on Jan. 29, 2024 Who remembers those little “all-in-one” hermetically sealed, totally sanitary packages of bread and wine we used for so long during the pandemic? They were like cruel and frustrating tests of manual dexterity each week just to take communion. Remember, you’d have to […]

Preached at St. James by the Rev. David Henson on Jan. 29, 2024 Who remembers those little “all-in-one” hermetically sealed, totally sanitary packages of bread and wine we used for so long during the pandemic? They were like cruel and frustrating tests of manual...