Sermons

What Pro-Life Looks Like

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | May 19, 2019

051919 Easter 5c  Acts 11:1-18; Rev. 21:1-6; John 13:31-35   This has been quite a week for witnessing what different people consider pro-life. As she signed a bill to criminalize abortion, Alabama’s Governor Kay Ivey described it as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life…

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Experiencing Resurrection in Despair

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | May 12, 2019

051219 Easter 4c  Acts 9:36-43   During this season of new life, it’s important to acknowledge that death takes many forms, and that resurrection must respond to everyone. On Good Friday Jesus died a physical death. Resurrection took the form of bodily resurrection. But throughout his life, and especially during the last week of his…

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Resurrection Requires Courage and Wisdom

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | April 28, 2019

042819 Easter 2c Acts 5:27-32 A few years ago, a movie came out called, The Last Station.  It tells the story of the final days of Leo Tolstoy’s life; specifically, the struggle over the royalties from his books between Tolstoy’s wife and one of his disciples. The wife wants the benefit to go to the…

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