Does this offend you?

That Blessed Dependancy

I share this three-year-old sermon in honor of my friend and colleague the Rev’d Canon Emily Hylden, who is often offensive–and whose offensiveness redounds to the greater good of her people and the greater glory of God.
Isenheim Red Background

Matthias Grunewald’s great Isenheim Altarpiece, powerfully depicting the offensiveness of the Cross.

A Sermon Preached on the 13th Sunday after Pentecost, August 26, 2012

By the Rev’d Dane E. Boston, The Parish of Christ Church, Greenwich, Connecticut

Texts: Ephesians 6:10-20; John 6:56-69


“Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them.”

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Does this offend you? For the last four weeks, we have heard Gospel lessons and sermons based on the perplexing, scandalous, confusing, and outrageous words of Jesus: “I am the bread of life.” We began way back…

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