Your Cathedral Podcast
By The Cathedral Church
The Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul is a diverse, urban, Anglican community being formed in the beauty of the Gospel to worship God and love Charleston.
Your Cathedral PodcastMay 24, 2023
How To Suffer With Rejoicing | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
1 Peter 4 speaks of sharing in the sufferings of Christ. How does the resurrection of Jesus inform our approach to encounters with human suffering?
The Secure One | Mr. Hunter Myers
John 15:1-11 speaks of our relationship to the Father. How can we participate in the secure relationship Jesus has with His Father, and how does that inform the way we show up in the world on mission?
Untroubled | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
What troubles you these days? In John 14, Jesus promises His disciples many things, one of which is the gift of the comforting presence of the Holy Spirit. How can we be united with Christ in our own assurance of His presence in troubling times?
The Good Shepherd | Mr. Zach Barton
Jesus is the Good Shepherd because he lays down his life for his sheep and invites us to become shepherds like he is. Join us this week as our Children's Ministry Director, Zach Barton, teaches from John 10.
Encountering God in Disappointment | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
What is a disappointment you have faced in your life? How have you experienced Jesus interacting with you in place? Join us this Sunday in our Encounters With Jesus series as Canon Patrick teaches on the disciples' encounter on the road to Emmaus.
Knowing Christ in Doubt | The Rev. Dr. Sandi Kerner
What does Jesus have to say to you when you are uncertain of Him? How does Jesus walk with us when it is hard to trust Him? Join us this Second Sunday in Easter as Rev. Sandi takes us through Jesus' resurrection encounter with Thomas and the disciples.
Hosannas and Alleluias | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
He is risen! This Easter Sunday, Dean Peet reminds us that our cries for salvation are fully met in the risen Christ.
Who Is That Man? | Mr. Hunter Myers
Join us at Your Cathedral for a Good Friday reflection by Student Ministry Director Hunter Myers.
Be Revived! | The Rev. Dr. Sandi Kerner
This Maundy Thursday, join us as Rev. Sandi reminds us that Jesus revives and renews us with his sacrificial, life-giving love.
Welcoming the King | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
Join us for Palm Sunday at The Cathedral Church as we look at the kingship of Christ and look toward His suffering in Holy Week.
"Do You Believe This?" | The Rev. Simon Guillebaud
Join us this week at the Cathedral Church as guest preacher and missionary Simon Guillebaud invites us into deeper life in Christ through the story of Lazarus.
'Twas Blind | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
John 9 tells the story of Jesus seeing, healing, and sending a blind man. Join us this week at Cathedral as Dean Peet reminds us of the seeking and sending character of Christ.
Where Do You Get That Living Water? | The Rev. Matt Grimsley
Join us this Sunday at the Cathedral as Rev. Matt Grimsley teaches from John 4:5-26. How does Jesus' interaction with the woman at the well shape us today?
Giving Up | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
John 3:1-16 speaks of an encounter that Jesus had with someone who wanted to do the right things but missed the deeper meaning of rebirth. How does the season of Lent reorient us from self-optimization to totally leaning on Christ?
Love Waits on Love | The Rev. Dr. Rob Sturdy
Archbishop Óscar Romero said that the purpose of Lent is to learn the meaning of our baptisms. Join us this First Sunday in Lent as Rob Sturdy invites us into a Holy Lent rooted in Easter.
Loss Is Gain | The Rev. Dr. Sandi Kerner
Join us this Sunday at Cathedral as Rev. Sandi Kerner reminds us of the life that is hidden in death, through the work of Christ on our behalf.
People Are Our Business | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
Matthew 5:21-37 is a passage that has to do with the way we live among one another. Join us this week as Dean Peet walks through this teaching of Jesus and reminds us of our calling as members of the family of God.
Family Ministry Overview + Children's Ministry Training
Are you joining the work to form young hearts & minds in Christ's likeness at the Cathedral? Hear from Hunter & Zach about how you can participate in this good Gospel work!
The opening section includes an overview of Family Ministry at the Cathedral Church. The remaining section follows Zach through a training for Children's Ministry volunteers.
A Jesus Manifesto | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
What does the Sermon on the Mount tell us the Kingdom of God is like? Join us this week as Canon Patrick teaches on the kingdom values that Jesus leads us into as a community.
Rooted and Grounded | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
Join us this Sunday with Dean Peet as we reflect on where the Lord has brought us and dream about what the next year holds.
Beloved | The Rev. Dr. Sandi Kerner
This Sunday at the Cathedral, we baptize two little ones and welcome them into the family of God. What does it mean to be God's beloved? How can we extend that care to our neighbors? Join us this week as Rev. Sandi Kerner leads us deeper into this picture of God's love for His children.
Beholding Jesus | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
Have you seen Jesus? Do you need a new vision of Jesus? Join us this week as Canon Patrick reminds us that beholding Jesus transforms us.
History's Shortest Sermon | The Very Rev. Peet Dicksinson
"Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand." What does the baptism of Christ have to say about the ways in which God is calling us to live?
The Feast of the Holy Name | Mr. Zach Barton
Jesus' identity is directly tied to the meaning of His name--"God saves." We know that Jesus saves us from sin and death, but what does Jesus saves us to? Join us this Sunday as our Children's Ministry Director Zach Barton reminds us that we are the Beloved of God.
Christmas Eve | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
What does Christmas have to say to those of us who deeply feel the dissonance between the "already and not yet"? Join us this Christmas Eve as Dean Peet reminds us that our Savior became poor to make us rich in Him.
Rescued Is My Favorite Breed | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
This Fourth Sunday in Advent, join Dean Peet as we explore the rescuing love of God together.
The Weary World Rejoices | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
What hope does Advent give us? The prophets spoke of the redeeming and restoring work that Jesus would do. How can we look to that hope together? Join us this week at the Cathedral as Canon Patrick teaches from Isaiah 35.
God's Advent | The Rev. Dr. Rob Sturdy
Advent is a season of reflecting on the first coming of Christ in the incarnation and looking ahead to His second coming. But there is a third coming of Christ in the middle as we wait. How does the Body of Christ in His Church reflect the incarnate presence of Jesus?
Expecting Nearness | Mr. Hunter Myers
What does the light have to say to the darkness? Join us this First Sunday in Advent as Hunter Myers reflects on the conversion of Augustine and Paul's letter to the Romans; while we were still in darkness, Christ drew near to us.
Refuge and Strength | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
What does it mean to be still and know that Christ is King? Join us this Sunday at your Cathedral as Dean Peet teaches from Psalm 46.
Prepared to Endure | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
In our Gospel reading for today, Luke 21:5-19, Jesus speaks about the end of days. Join Canon Patrick as he encourages us with the truth of the never-ending love of God in the face of suffering.
Sadducees and Saints | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
This Sunday at the Cathedral, Dean Peet teaches from Luke 20. It's so easy to live in death, but the way of Jesus invites us into resurrection for every part of our lives.
Jesus Is What God Has to Say | Mr. Zach Barton
Jesus has come toward us and adopted us into His family. How does the story of Zacchaeus speak to those of us who still feel far away from God's love?
Like a Child | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
Join us this Sunday at the Cathedral as Dean Peet teaches from the book of Luke. As we celebrate a baptism Sunday, how do we receive the kingdom of God like a child?
Knowing and Loving the World | Dr. Steve Garber
What has God called us to do in the kingdom of this world? Join us this Sunday as Dr. Steve Garber, author of Visions of Vocation, shares with us a vision of the beautiful mission of God in our vocation as Christians.
A Culture of Adoption | The Rev. Dr. Sandi Kerner
How does God call us to respond when we notice people on the margins? How do we hold onto hope when we find ourselves out on the margins? The story of Ruth reminds us of a communal love that expresses the faithfulness of God. This week, Rev. Sandi reflects on the way God, in His steadfast love, chooses the outsider and welcomes them in.
When the Darkness Seems to Win | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
Psalm 37 gives us a promise of peace in the presence of evil. This Sunday, Canon Patrick reminds us that the light will one day overcome the darkness. If Christ is the light of the world, how can we respond to what often feels like overwhelming darkness?
God Is My Help | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
How does knowing Jesus as Savior and as Lord impact the way we see brokenness and weakness? This Sunday at the Cathedral, Dean Peet preaches on the parable of Lazarus and the rich man and explores the implications of knowing our own need.
The Honor of the Church | The Rev. Dr. Rob Sturdy
What has Christ sent the church to do in the world? This Sunday, Rob Sturdy teaches from the prophet Amos. Because our God has made Himself poor in order to make others rich, His Church has been sent with a unique purpose in the world.
Cultivating Christlikeness | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
This Sunday at Your Cathedral, we are looking ahead to the fall. Join us as Dean Peet shares with us our vision of cultivating Christlikeness in our common life.
After God's Heart: Telling Our Story | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
As we wrap up our preaching series on the life of King David, Canon Patrick reflects on God's faithfulness and what it means to be a man after God's heart.
After God's Heart: Look On My Works, Ye Mighty, and Despair! | The Rev. Dr. Rob Sturdy
What comes to mind when you think of the name Son of David? For a time, the legacy of the house of David was one of violence and pain. This week at Cathedral, Rev. Rob Sturdy leads us to the better Son of David; in Jesus, what has been lost and broken can be redeemed and restored.
After God's Heart: Our Sin Put Away | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
This Sunday, Dean Peet Dickinson explores the web of sin. In David's failure, we see the devastation sin brings and the power of confession in light of the work of Christ on our behalf.
After God's Heart: Longing for Home | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
We all long for a sense of home in one way or another, whether that's longing for peace and stability or longing for belonging and rest. This week at the Cathedral, Canon Patrick invites us to consider the home Christ has made for us in the kingdom of God.
After God's Heart: The Lord's Pursuit | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
This Sunday at Cathedral, Dean Peet teaches from 2 Samuel 6:1-15. How does this moment in the life of King David reveal the way that the Lord pursues each of us?
After God's Heart: Leadership & Grief | Mr. Hunter Myers
Join us this Sunday as Student Ministry Director Hunter Myers walks us through 2 Samuel 1:17-27. In this passage, we see King David as a leader. What happens when leaders fail us? Hunter encourages us to continue to look to the Messiah who both shepherds us perfectly and helps us grow as shepherds who care for others well.
After God's Heart: Showing Mercy | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
Everyone loves a story of revenge. But in Jesus' kingdom, what does it look like to show mercy and to love our enemies? Join Canon Patrick as he explores more of the life of King David.
After God's Heart: Holy Things | The Rev. Dr. Rob Sturdy
Join us this Sunday as Rob Sturdy teaches from the life of David. Jesus tells us that the Sabbath is made for man and not man for the Sabbath. What does that mean for the priorities of God's family? What does this story from the life of David show about how God relates to us?
After God's Heart: Spiritual Friendship | The Rev. Dr. Sandi Kerner
God has given us to one another in spiritual community and in friendship. How can the way we love one another express the good news of what Christ has done? Join Rev. Sandi this Sunday as we look into the friendship of David and Jonathan.
After God's Heart: Simple Trust | The Rev. Dr. Marion Platt
Join us this Sunday as the Rev. Dr. Marion Platt walks us through the story of David and Goliath. God uses simple things to accomplish His purposes.
After God's Heart: God Sees | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
This week Canon Patrick teaches on the anointing of David and reminds us that God sees us.
After God's Heart: Welcomed Into the Family | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
What does it mean to be a part of the family of God? In Zechariah Chapter 12, we hear about a promise of One who will come from the house of David, who will make even the feeblest among us strong. Join Dean Peet as we look at the One we have pierced, the Son of God and of David--and receive His welcome.
The Trinity's Love Song | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
The Trinity--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit--exists in an eternal relationship of dynamic love. Does this matter to us today? Join Dean Peet in exploring the nature of the Trinity on this Trinity Sunday.
Good Gifts | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
The Scriptures tell us that the Holy Spirit gives us gifts. What is the purpose of the gifts of the Spirit and what does it look like for the family of God to embody them?
Trustworthy and True | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
How many times have you thought or uttered, "Lord, have mercy" in these past weeks and months? This Sunday, Dean Peet reminds us that the words of Jesus are trustworthy and true--that the Spirit is with us and that God will make all things new. In the meantime, we can be washed and welcomed as we look for these promises to be fulfilled.
I Will Restore | The Rev. Dr. Sandi Kerner
We live in a world full of hurting people. The last few years have been marked with loss and uncertainty. What does God have to say when it feels like the locusts have eaten away what is good? Join Sandi Kerner this Sunday as we look at God's promises in Joel 2.
Holy Love | Mr. Hunter Myers
Because of Jesus, you can recognize your sins and bring them to a Holy AND shame-safe God. This week, Student Ministry Director Hunter Myers shares the good news in Leviticus 19.
I Will Follow | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
How have you bee shepherded by the Good Shepherd? How can we follow the Good Shepherd in the way we care for and support one another? We have a Savior who has walked before us; this week Peet reminds us that He walks with us and shows us how to walk with others.
Christ Revealed | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
John 21:1-14 describes an encounter with the risen Christ. This Third Sunday in Eastertide, Canon Patrick teaches us that the Lord Jesus has made himself alive to us in our everyday moments as well as the miraculous ones.
Eastering In Us | Mr. Hunter Myers
Many of us long for an encounter with God, like the ones we read in Scripture. This second Sunday of Easter, Hunter Myers shares the good news that Jesus meant what He said, "It is better that I go away, for if I go away I will send the Holy Spirit." Hear how St. Thomas and Job encountered a God who met them where they really are and who still meets people through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Good Friday: Et Incarnatus Est | The Rev. Dr. Rob Sturdy
"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" This Good Friday, Rob Sturdy explores Jesus' cry of grief from the cross.
Easter Sunday | The Right Rev. Chip Edgar
Through His resurrection, Jesus opens for us the bright new reality of new life in Him. Join us this Easter Sunday as Bishop Chip Edgar invites us into that new life found in the risen Lord.
The Easter Vigil: New Life in the Redemptive Story | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
Journey with us this Holy Saturday through the story of creation, fall, deliverance, and restoration as we await the resurrection of our Lord Jesus.
Maundy Thursday: Served in Humility | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
What did Christ demonstrate for us as he washed his disciples' feet during the week of His passion? Dean Peet shows us on this Maundy Thursday that the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give His life for us. How can we receive what He freely gives?
The Threat of Disunity | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
As we begin Holy Week, Canon Patrick teaches from Philippians 2:1-11.
Joy Restored | The Very Rev. Dr. John Barr
Psalm 126 leads us through a journey of pain and lament into restored joy. How does God shepherd us through pain and into joy in Him? This week The Rev. Dr. John Barr is with us from Church of the Apostles in Columbia, SC.
Unfailing Promise | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
We live in a world of broken promises--promises that we ourselves have broken, and promises made to us that others have broken. This week at Cathedral, Canon Patrick teaches on the promise-keeping God, who makes a covenant with His people that He does not break.
I Have Come Down to Deliver Them | The Rev. Dr. Rob Sturdy
Does God see the suffering of people? If He does see, what does He do about it? This Sunday in Lent Rob Sturdy preaches on the calling of Moses and helps us see both the character of the God who sees, hears, and comes for us and our call to participate in liberating others from bondage.
Waiting on the Promise | The Rev. Dr. Sandi Kerner
This week in the season of Lent, The Rev. Dr. Sandi Kerner invites us to journey with Abram as he discovers the faithfulness of God.
The Promise of the Promised Land | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
We join the nation of Israel as we are called to trust the promise of the Promised Land.
A True Fast | Hunter Myers
Why is the truth so hard to hear? The Cathedral's Student Director Hunter Myers reminds us that we have a God who speaks the truth and listens even more closely than we know, and a Savior who invites us into His true fast.
Seeing Jesus | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
Have you ever walked by something 100 times before noticing something unique that had escaped your notice? Turns out it is possible to see without seeing. Join Canon Patrick Schlabs as he looks at the meaning of the Transfiguration and the barriers to truly seeing Jesus as he is.
I Have Not Made You For the Dungeon | The Rev. Dr. Rob Sturdy
This morning at Cathedral, Rob Sturdy preaches on Isaiah 61:1-4 and the Year of Jubilee. How has the Jubilee Man come to set us free from bondage? Rob reminds us that God's people bear the responsibility of bringing both physical and spiritual restoration that was bought for us in the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Guarding Our Hearts | The Rev. Dr. Erin Clifford
This week at the Cathedral, the Rev. Dr. Erin Clifford is our guest preacher. She teaches from the book of Jeremiah and Psalm 1 to remind us that God desires to renew our hearts. Our heart is an important part of who we are, and God desires to give our hearts rest as He transforms us.
Comfort Food | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
Have you ever had a dish transport you into a memory? In the same way, what does the Gospel do for your soul? We have a weekly reminder at the Lord's Table, through the food that nourishes us, of the Good News of the Gospel. How can we remember that today and, hearing the reminder, serve others this meal?
Making Our Home in the Vine | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
John 15 paints a picture for us of the vine and the branches. Dean Peet reminds us that the source of life and growth is in the Vine, which is Jesus Christ. As we look to the growth of the year ahead, let us first seek to find our home in the True Vine.
Good News for the Poor | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
In Luke 4:14-30, the people from Jesus' hometown reject the message of the Messiah. Who is the Gospel good news for? When Jesus reads from the Prophet Isaiah, He shows us that the Gospel is good news to those who know they desperately need it.
Not Forsaken | The Rev. Dr. Rob Sturdy
John 2:1-11 gives an account of the wedding at Cana. The picture of Jesus restoring joy at the celebration of the bridegroom and the bride is a sign and foreshadowing of the provision of Jesus on the cross. On the cross, God proves, through Christ, His intent to keep His vows to us--that He will never leave nor forsake His children, even on their worst days. How can we embody this promise through the way that we care for the world and one another?
*Please note the clarity of the audio is resolved around the 6 minute mark. Apologies for technical difficulties!
A Tender Straightening | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
Who is the one who sees a tender reed but will not break it? Who can hold a faintly burning wick but not quench it? This week Dean Peet reminds us that Jesus is the one of whom the prophet speaks in Isaiah 42. Jesus is the one who will come to enact justice but also carry and protect the weak.
The True Temple | Mr Hunter Myers
Join Hunter Myers, our Director of Youth Ministries, as he looks at the unprecedented and precedented encounter between the Holy Family and Simeon and Anna in the Temple from Luke chapter 2.
Wanting Christmas | Mr Hunter Myers
What do we want when we want Christmas? Though it's easy to get lost in the feelings of haste, waste, or hype, Christmas comes to us with something much better. Join our youth director, Hunter Myers, as he unpacks the wonders of Luke 2:15-20.
The Cloistered Immensity of God's Love | The Very Rev Peet Dickinson
Have you ever stopped to think about just how bad the circumstances of Jesus' birth actually were? A young, poor, unmarried woman, a long journey to be counted by the state, and an unseemly birth surrounded by farm animals. Yet all the unseemly conditions give us a glimpse of God's great love for humanity. Join Dean Peet Dickinson as he explores anew the riches of God's love displayed in the Christmas story of Luke 2:1-15.
When Joy is Hard To Come By | The Rev Canon Patrick Schlabs
This time of year is wonderful, but for some of us, joy can be hard to come by. In the early chapters of Luke's gospel we find joy erupting from the unlikeliest voices. How can we learn to find joy in all things? Join Patrick Schlabs as we explore Mary's Magnificat in Luke 1:39-56 and find unimpeded joy in Jesus.
Merciful Fire | The Very Rev Peet Dickinson
The readings in Advent are filled with warnings of judgment and calls for repentance. But how can these warnings be good news to us, rather than omens of fear and shame? Join Dean Peet Dickinson as he preaches on John the Baptist's message from Luke 3.
The Big Wait | The Rev Dr Rob Sturdy
Advent is about waiting, but what exactly our we waiting for? Join the Rev Dr Rob Sturdy in Micah 3 and Luke 3 as we discuss Jesus' first coming and what exactly we wait for in his second coming.
Redemption Draws Near | The Rev Canon Patrick Schlabs
Advent has arrived! This season is a time to remember that when it seems like we're surrounded by chaos on all sides, that our redemption draws near. Join Patrick Schlabs as we look to Jesus' words in Luke 21 and see how Jesus standing with us gives us courage rather than the allure of consumption or the illusion of control.
Your King Comes to You | The Very Rev Peet Dickinson
On Christ the King Sunday, Peet Dickinson teaches from the gospel of John, chapter 18. Join us as we see Jesus as the true King of the whole world who is lifted up upon the cross and now seated at the right hand of the Father.
Reviving Evangelism in the Next Generation | Jordan Biere
Is an emerging post-Christian context the greatest obstacle for reaching GenZ, or is it the greatest evangelistic opportunity in our lifetime?
On November 4th, the Cathedral hosted an AlphaSC event with the Alpha Youth USA director Jordan Biere. Jordan presented insights from the latest Barna Research on GenZ. Distilling four critical values for Christians to adopt, Jordan shared the unique opportunities to equip & empower GenZ to reach their generation for the Gospel.
A Beautiful Inheritance | Mr. Hunter Myers
This Sunday at the Cathedral, Student Director Hunter Myers teaches from Psalm 16. When faced with suffering, what do you grasp for false security? Do you tend to numb or control? The goodness of Jesus invites us to walk with Him through our suffering as those who have been promised an eternal, unshakeable inheritance in Him.
Not Lost and Not Alone | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
Revelation 7:9-17 speaks of the great gathering of all of the saints from throughout the ages. What encouragement can we take from this future picture when the church feels so divided in our time? Like an assuring word from those coming down from a mountain summit, we can know that we are not lost and not alone.
A People of Word and Mission |The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
This Sunday at the Cathedral Church, we celebrate the baptism of one of our newest family members. Dean Peet teaches from Deuteronomy 6 and the people of God's task to teach one another the love of God and of neighbor.
He Came For Us | The Rev. Dr. Marion Platt
Isaiah 59:9-20 speaks of a people with no hope. However, in the middle of the passage, we hear that God sees and responds. Marion Platt, the director of Charleston's Star Gospel Mission, shares with us the hope of the one who suited up and came to live among us, giving us hope of restoration in the midst of darkness.
Can We Really Rejoice in Suffering? | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
Isaiah 53 speaks of the Suffering Servant and his acquaintance with pain and grief. If Jesus has taken on flesh in order to suffer with us, how does this speak to the way that we suffer together? Dean Peet invites us to consider how our suffering can be shaped by the story of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection.
The Price of Eternal Life | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
How does Jesus call us to live in relation to our resources? This Sunday Canon Patrick talks about the tension of accumulating earthly wealth and living according to the call of Jesus.
The Four Commons: Common Good | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
The fourth value in our Four Commons series is the Common Good. How are we called to seek the common good of our communities and our neighbors as the Body of Christ? Genesis 2 describes the nature of God's creative design: it is not good for Adam to be alone--we are made for one another, the seek the flourishing of our neighbor. Jesus sets the example of what it ultimately looks like to lay our lives down for another; how can we grow into that together as a Cathedral Church?
The Four Commons: Common Grace | Mr. Hunter Myers
How do we live as a family of God in a community formed by common grace? Student Ministry Director Hunter Myers teaches from Romans 12:1-8 this Sunday.
The Four Commons: Common Life | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
The second community value in our Four Commons series is Common Life. How do we share life as members of God's family? Canon Patrick teaches on Romans 12:9-21 and challenges us to press into knowing and loving one another, even as we are known and loved by God.
The Four Commons: Common Prayer | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
Psalm 116:1-9 speaks of the story of God's children; it is a story of God's rescue, care, and love. At The Cathedral, we express our values through the Four Commons: Common Prayer, Common Life, Common Grace, and Common Good. This Sunday, Dean Peet teaches on our value of Common Prayer. Like the Psalmist, when we come together we express our common story as God's children. Our worship is something that is a normal part of our individual lives but also our shared community life.
Cross Culture Family: 1 Corinthians 16:13-24 | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
This Sunday is the final Sunday of our 1 Corinthians series, and we are ending by talking about living as God's family with one another in love.
Cross Culture Bodies: 1 Corinthians 15:35-58 | The Rev. Dr. Rob Sturdy
What does it mean for us to inhabit perishable bodies? Have you experienced the disconnect between your bodily reality and the spiritual reality of who you are? Pain, death, anxiety, disability, and a whole host of incongruent experiences make human embodiment difficult. However, as Father Rob shares with us this Sunday, your body is a seed of what it will one day be if you are in Christ. The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus makes the imperishable love of God appear to us in a mortal body to show this to us and seal it for us.
Cross Culture Hope: 1 Corinthians 15:1-8;12-19 | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
What is the hope that keeps us afloat in waves of uncertainty and despair? This Sunday, Dean Peet reminds us that the resurrection of Jesus seals for us a hope that cannot be taken away.
Cross Culture Love: 1 Corinthians 12:31-14:1 | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
What does the transforming love of God look like in a deeply divided culture? 1 Corinthians 13 talks about the kind of love that has been demonstrated to us through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. We are called to become the kind of people who display this kind of love, not defined by intention but by deed.
Cross Culture Gifts: 1 Corinthians 12:1-20 | Mr. Hunter Myers
What do you think of when you think of spiritual gifts? 1 Corinthians 12:1-20 talks about the ways that God has given His Body different spiritual gifts. Student Director Hunter Myers shares that these gifts for spirituality, given in love to God's family, are tools to help build one another up into godly living and care for one another.
Cross Culture Proclamation: 1 Corinthians 11:17-27 | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
Let's be real: sometimes it is hard to understand what Paul is saying! However, in this week's passage of the Cross Culture Church series, Dean Peet Dickinson invites us to wrestle with a difficult passage and discover a unifying purpose. No matter what conflicts and seeming contradictions you face, Christians are called to proclaim Christ's death in every sphere of our life.
Cross Culture Trust: 1 Corinthians 10:1-14 | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
How has God shown His faithfulness to you? This week, Dean Peet teaches on idolatry and how God is and has been faithful to His Church.
Cross Culture Rights: 1 Corinthians 9:19-27 | The Rev. Dr. Rob Sturdy
This Sunday in our 1 Corinthians series, guest speaker Rob Sturdy exhorts is to walk in another, better way to live as submitted to one another in Christ, a way that the Apostle Paul outlines for us in his letter. Our world is polarized and drawn up into conflicting sides and ideologies. How do we live as Christ to our neighbor, even if they are our ideological enemies?
Cross Culture Relationships: 1 Corinthians 7:1-17 | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
This Sunday in our 1 Corinthians series, Dean Peet frames for us a picture of the family of God, where neither being single nor being married elevates or diminishes your place and purpose in the kingdom.
Cross Culture Freedom: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
This week, in our 1 Corinthians series, Canon Patrick talks about sexual stewardship of our bodies. Our bodies are good and made by God; we have been bought by God with a price, and so what does it look like to honor God with our bodies?
Cross Culture Work: 1 Corinthians 4:12-20 | The Rev. RaShan Frost
This Sunday in our 1 Corinthians series, we have a guest speaker from The Bridge Church, Rev. RaShan Frost. RaShan asks us to ponder together if we are working in the name of Christ or in the name of the world's wisdom. How does the wisdom of God enable us to continue laboring in humility?
Cross Culture Faith: 1 Corinthians 3:1-17 | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
This week in our series on 1 Corinthians, Peet teaches about the wisdom of the world and the wisdom of God. The kingdom of God does not conform to the pattern of the culture, where people are commodities and there is a race to be one. Instead, the kingdom of God is like a field where all growth belongs to God.
Cross Culture Church: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
Ordinary Time in the church calendar is a time for steady growth in the Gospel. This week, Canon Patrick introduces a new series on 1 Corinthians and begins with 1 Corinthians 1:1-18. The cross of Christ invites us to ponder the wisdom of God; the poor and powerless are invited to find welcome and comfort in God made man. What looks like foolishness to the world is the glorious wisdom of God.
How's Your Heart? | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
This week, Dean Peet teaches from 2 Corinthians 4:13-18, where Paul describes the hope for those of us who are discouraged. Have you felt that you have lost heart? Take heart that though our outward selves are wasting away, we have a great hope that our inward selves are bring renewed and will be fully restored when we see Jesus face to face.
A Well-Practiced Love | Rev. Dr. Rob Sturdy
This Trinity Sunday, Rob Sturdy preaches from Jesus' encounter with Nicodemus in John 3:1-16. The Trinity exists in ever-self-sacrificing love. When Jesus meets Nicodemus at night, he shows him that to walk in light is to walk in the love that sees all and yet gives itself for the sake of others.
Peace in the Midst of Fear | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
This Pentecost Sunday, Canon Patrick teaches that Jesus invites us, by the presence of His Spirit, to respond to fear with trust that He is with us. John 20:19-23 shows us that Jesus' first words to the disciples after His resurrection are words of peace and comfort as He appears to them. We are invited to share in that same peace with the promise of the filling of His Holy Spirit.
The Spoils of Victory | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
This First Sunday After the Ascension, Dean Peet teaches from Psalm 68:1-20. The victory of the cross belongs to God, but to whom go the spoils? Peet shows us that though the victory is the Lord's, the spoils of victory become His people, who in turn are gifts for the flourishing of the world.
To Be a Christian | Mr. Hunter Myers
This morning, Student Director Hunter Myers teaches on the church at Antioch in Acts 11:19-30. What does it look like to live into the name that we bear as Christian? How to be become that which we already are? Hunter encourages us that through the grace of God, we can grow to bear the Name well.
A Cross that Moves Us | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
1 John 3:11-24 speaks of others knowing that we belong to the Family of God by seeing our love in action. This 5th Sunday of Easter, Dean Peet teaches on a picture of the cross that not only provides something beautiful to behold, but that instead moves us to action in loving our neighbor in truth and deed.
Becoming Like Our Father | Canon Patrick Schlabs
What does it look like to live in the knowledge of our adoption as sons and daughters of God? 1 John 2:28-3:1-10 speaks of the fact that children of God walk and light and do not sin. Canon Patrick walks us through the passage and reminds us that it is God's adoption of us as children that precedes His call to obedience, and therefore enables us to become like Him.
Living As Easter People | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
What does it mean to live as an Easter People? 1 John 1:1-2:2 speaks of walking in the light in fellowship with God and one another. This Sunday, Dean Peet exhorts us to walk in the resurrection reality that new life in Christ alters the state of both our relationship with God and with our neighbor. In a culture marked by division, separation, and prideful derision, how can we live in humble peace with one another?
Perfect Peace | Hunter Myers
Happy 2nd Sunday of Easter! This Sunday, Student Ministry Director Hunter Myers teaches on God's kingdom of peace, brought about by Christ's resurrection, that the prophet Isaiah foretells in Isaiah 26. How would we live if we trusted Jesus to bring us into His perfect peace, instead of trusting in our own work? The Gospel of Grace invites us into this spacious place by bringing peace to us where we are.
He Will Draw All People to Himself | The Right Rev Mark Lawrence
This Easter Sunday, Bishop Mark Lawrence teaches from 1 Corinthians 15:1-11. Who will Jesus draw if the Son of Man is lifted up? Bishop Mark shares the great hope that the suffering, the sinful, and the seeking will be drawn out of death and up into life through the death and resurrection of Christ.
Resurrection Reality | Mr. Hunter Myers
This Holy Saturday, Student Director Hunter Myers reminds us that in Christ's victory, we can find hope and salvation in even the darkest of circumstances. How can the words "He is not here; He is risen just as He said" change the way we live in remembrance of the reality of the resurrection?
Good Friday: It Is Finished
This Good Friday, Dean Peet teaches from Hebrews 10:1-25. The pain in our world, the suffering brought by Covid-19, and the shadow of death upon our lives is not finished. However, because of the work of Christ on the cross, we can know that His declaration of a defeated death is finished and complete.
Maundy Thursday: Love One Another
This Maundy Thursday, Canon Patrick shares how the meal initiated by our Savior is a model for how we are to love one another unto unity in the Family of God. We love because He first loved us.
Ride On In Majesty | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
This Palm Sunday, Dean Peet teaches from Mark 11:1-11 about Jesus' determination to fulfill his calling. He rides on to the cross for the helpless, the poor, the weak, and the dismayed. He rides on for you.
For Our Sake | Mr. Hunter Myers
The season of Lent invites us to reckon with the reality of death. In Lent, we journey with Jesus through His journey through death and into glorious life. This Sunday, student director Hunter Myers encourages us that while we live with the reminder of death, God has invites us into His story. At the cross we see the overthrowing of the rule of death, and we experience the invitation into life for all peoples.
The Distance We've Walked | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
Ephesians 2:1-10 speaks of the great love with which God has loved us. This week, Dean Peet calls us to reflect on where we have come from and how far the Lord has brought us. "But God" is a pivotal moment in this passage that changes out trajectory and brings us from death to life.
Choral Compline | Lent 2021
At the close of the day, as the cool of night descends and households prepare for sleep, Christians have prayed Compline. This simple service rooted in the Psalms ends the day in trusting dependance upon God's grace, presence, and care. Now, you can pray Compline any evening with the choir from the Cathedral Church of St. Luke & St. Paul. Quiet your heart. Limit distractions. Allow these words sung and prayed for centuries draw you into the loving care of the triune God at the close of your day.
The Trustworthy Temple | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
This Sunday, Canon Patrick teaches on John's account of Jesus cleansing the temple. Jesus disrupts our rhythms and affections and invites us to trust His word, His people, and His authority.
Nothing Can Separate Us | Dean Peet Dickinson
What would it be like if we knew deep in our hearts that we are always safe in the Kingdom of God? This morning Dean Peet teaches on Romans 8:31-39 and encourages us that even in the midst of heaviness and death, God's presence is there with us.
Waiting Well | The Rev. Erin Clifford
This week we are blessed to have the Rev. Erin Clifford as a guest teacher. Psalm 25 speaks of lifting up our hearts as they are to the Lord. As we come to the one year anniversary of the beginning of the Covid pandemic, we begin the season of Lent with a meditation on waiting on the Lord.
Where is God? | Canon Patrick Schlabs
This morning, Canon Patrick talk about the experience of feeling far from God that the Psalmist expresses in Psalms 42 and 43. How do we invite God into our disappointments, griefs, and discomforts?
Eyes to See | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
In 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Paul talks about becoming all things to all people. This week, Peet shares how we can share the hope of Christ as ambassadors of the gift of the Gospel. When we make certain groups or types of people into an "other," we make ourselves great and miss the blessings of the Gospel. Instead, Jesus calls us to shed self-interest for the sake of all people.
All Things in Common | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
This Sunday, Dean Peet casts a vision for the upcoming year for our Cathedral Church. Acts 2:42-47 teaches that the early church had all things in common. How is God leading us to lean into our Common Life, come together in our Common Prayer, grow in Common Grace, and seek our community's Common Good?
More Than Enough | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
This Sunday, Canon Patrick teaches from Matthew 6:19-34 and poses the question, "When will we have enough?" In a culture so centered on hoarding and maintaining wealth, how do we reflect the generosity of our Father and care for one another with our treasures?
The Caller and the Called | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
This week, Dean Peet unpacks the calling of Samuel and Nathaniel 1 Samuel 3:1-20 and John 1:43-51. How does God's call to us make each of us a steward? God is calling us; may we be His servants who are listening.
Behold and Become | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
On this first Sunday after Epiphany, Canon Patrick teaches from Isaiah 42:1-9 about the effects of the Kingship of Jesus. We become like the thing that we choose to worship. We seek leaders that look like the idols that we behold. Instead of seeking power and leaders who grasp for it, how can we as the Body of Christ seek to become like the suffering servant Christ?
All Shall Be Well | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
Happy New Year! This week, Dean Peet teaches from Jeremiah 31:7-14 and shares about the hope found in Christ. Despite a discouraging and exhausting year, all will be made well through Christ.
The Fullness of Time | Mr. Hunter Myers
This week, Hunter Myers teaches from Galatians 3:23-4:7 on God's great plan of redemption. How is God's goodness displayed in His waiting? In the fullness of time, God sent His Son to be the fulfillment of His promise to his people.
Love Incarnate | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
Love needs an incarnation. This Christmas Eve, Peet shares about how the love of Gos transforms itself to meet us where we are. We celebrate that Emmanuel, God With Us, has come to show His love by being born as one of us.
Keeper of Promises | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
This Sunday, on the fourth Sunday of Advent, Canon Patrick teaches from 2 Samuel 7:1-17, God's promise to David that He would build for him a house. Patrick reminds us that the faithfulness and steadfast love of God carries the people of Israel to the fulfillment of His promises to them. As we look at the hope of the birth of Christ, we can rest in the fact that God will uphold His promises to us.
Pride & Joy | Mr. Hunter Myers
This week, Hunter Myers reminds us of the joy that is found in the story of the coming of Christ. The story of the birth of Christ is not about us, but it is for us.
He Will Tend His Sheep | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
This week, we celebrate the second week of Advent. Dean Peet teaches from Isaiah 40:1-11 and encourages us to remember and believe that God is both great and mighty and full of goodness. As we look to the coming of our Emmanuel, we rest in the promise of both Christ coming near and bringing a kingdom.
Waiting Well | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
This week Canon Patrick teaches from Isaiah 64:1-9 and reminds us that we are not those who wait in vain, but those who wait for the certain return of our Lord Jesus Christ. In this season of Advent marked by a difficult year of uncertainty, how can we wait well?
Shepherd After the Shepherd | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
This week Dean Peet shares with us a picture of the Good Shepherd and encourages us that our love and service is inspired and empowered by Jesus' love and care. Follow Him, for He has shown us the way.
Living with Patient Hope | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
This week, Dean Peet teaches from 1 Thessalonians and encourages us that while many things on earth shift, our hope is laid up for us in heaven, where Jesus is seated and reigning.
All Saints in a Partisan Age | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
This week, Dean Peet teaches from Revelation 7:9-17, and shares a vision of the people of God. How does a picture of God's future Kingdom encourage and direct us today?
The Brilliance of Jesus | Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
Do we bring Jesus our questions? This week Patrick teaches from Matthew 22: 15-46. Jesus welcomes and answers our questions, and He challenges us to not only view Him as a brilliant teacher but also to call Him Lord. Jesus desires to answer not only our questions but to fulfill our greatest need.
Retelling Our Story | Mr. Hunter Myers
What stories do we return to again and again? What stories stir our souls? This week Hunter Myers encourages us that the Christian life is a return to the Gospel of grace as we retell our stories to one another.
People of Peace | Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
This week, Canon Patrick teaches from Philippians 4:1-9. Peace is hard to nail down, unless its source is constant. The great hope we have as believers in Christ is that He has brought an everlasting Kingdom of peace with his death and resurrection. How can we live into this peace in such uncertain times? How can we model relational and circumstantial peace in a year that feels like a continual storm? Canon Patrick invites us to practice peace through knowing the Prince of Peace.
The Treasure of a Better Country | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
In Philippians 3:4-14, Paul talks about the treasures of Christ's Kingdom. This week Dean Peet talks about the encouragement available to us in our secure citizenship in the Kingdom of God.
A Changed Mind | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
This week, Dean Peet preaches from Philippians 2:1-13. Peet challenges us that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand even in our own hearts and minds. Change can always happen in the Kingdom of God, and our Savior has made a way to righteousness that is always available to His children.
The Generous Master | Rev. Canon Schlabs
In Matthew 20:1-16, Jesus tells the parable of the generous master. This week Canon Patrick paints a picture of the generosity of our Father. As laborers for the Kingdom, we can trust our Master to deal with our failings with generosity as we labor together. All of us who were last are made first in the Gospel because of the work of Jesus Christ. How can we respond generously in return?
Fall Kickoff Sunday | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
This week, Dean Peet preaches out of Acts and calls us to ask together, "What does it mean for us to be the heart of God for the heart of Charleston?" Just as the muscle of the heart pumps blood to every part of the body, our scattering circulates the Good News of the Gospel.
What, or Who, is Our Win? | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
This week, Dean Peet discusses Matthew 18:15-20. Matthew 18 is often talked about as the prescription for confronting an offense. How do we orient toward this teaching of Jesus in light of once being lost and now being found by the Good Shepherd? How do we orient toward the divisive social and political climate in light of this posture of humility and loving our neighbor?
The Necessary Cross | Canon Patrick Schlabs
Canon Patrick unpacks how the identity of Christ is inseparable from the mission of Christ as seen in the cross. In Matthew 16:21-28, Jesus predicts his own suffering and invites us into his mission. Christ and His cross invites us to turn away from conquest and move toward laying down our lives for others.
Built Upon the Solid Rock | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
Dean Peet preaches on Matthew 16:1-20 this week. Jesus goes to great lengths to stand with conviction amongst a people who needed to be encouraged that their hope is built on solid ground.
The Care of Jesus | Canon Patrick Schlabs
This week, Canon Patrick Schlabs preaches from Matthew 14:13-21.
Undivided: Walk Humbly | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
Dean Peet gives the third message in the final sermon of the Undivided series on racial reconciliation. The Gospel invites us to examine the fruit that comes from our hearts as we make our way through these divided times and respond to injustice.
Undivided: Love Mercy | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
This week, Canon Patrick preaches from Micah 6:1-8 as part of the Undivided series. God sent the prophet Micah to a people who had become unfaithful in the way they treated the poor and oppressed. In response to their broken worship, God's people offer to adjust their worship, but God continually calls for mercy and not sacrifice. Patrick shows us how worship without mercy is incomplete, and mercy without worship is insufficient.
The Statue and the Savior | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
Do we say “go away” or “come near” to those who are burdened? In Matthew 11:25-30, Jesus calls those who are heavy laden to Himself and invites them to take on His burden. Dean Peet discusses how it is not only American to lift burdens off of those who are downtrodden and oppressed, it is also Christlike. Jesus has a yoke of righteousness in His kingdom that is perfectly fit for our shoulders.
No Peace, But a Sword | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
This week, Dean Peet preaches on the sword of Christ. The sword of Christ cuts into the status quo to bring the His Kingdom. The way of the cross disrupts our false "peace and quiet" of sinful status quo to bring about His righteousness. How will we step into the new life He has prepared for us?
Grace Came For Me | The Rev. Matthew Rivers
This week Cathedral has a guest teacher, the Reverend Matthew Rivers from St. John's Chapel on Charleston's Eastside. Romans 5:12-19 speaks of the redemption of righteousness offered to us in Christ. We hear the story of God's call to Rev. Rivers and his journey of grace in the Gospel. God is a relational God, and Rev. Rivers challenges us to pursue relationship with one another in grace, just as Christ pursues all those who belong to Him.
Fuel for Mission | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
Canon Patrick preaches this week out of Matthew 9:35-10:4. This Sunday marks the first Sunday of Ordinary Time in the Anglican calendar. How do the truths of Advent, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost enable us to embody the story of Jesus? Canon Patrick argues that just as a car without fuel is useless, the church without mission is without purpose. How can we cultivate a heart of compassion and conviction as we pursue Christ's mission?
1 Peter: Grace to Stand | The Rev. Rob Sturdy
This week, Cathedral hosts the Rev. Rob Sturdy, the chaplain at the Citadel. Rev. Rob teaches from 1 Peter 5:6-14 and invites us to reflect on how God's grace confirms, strengthens and establishes us to stand for the day at hand. Like we see in the life of the Apostle Peter, past failure, doubt, or discouragement will not keep us from the grace offered to us in Christ Jesus.
1 Peter: The End of Suffering | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
This Pentecost Sunday, Dean Peet teaches from 1 Peter 4:12-19. How does the Holy Spirit enable us to endure suffering? Though suffering is certain, the of Spirit of God is with us every step of the way.
1 Peter: People of Another World | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
This week, Canon Patrick teaches from 1 Peter 4:1-11. The Apostle Peter encourages followers of Jesus to live as though they belong to another world. Canon Patrick invites us to explore how we orient to the world around us in light of our other-worldly citizenship.
1 Peter: Christ’s Vindication | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
Where do you look for vindication? Dean Peet teaches this week out of 1 Peter 3:1-22. Vanquishing those who oppress and do evil is not ultimately the Christian's job to perform. As witnesses of Christ, Christians can zealously fight for what is good, knowing that the final victory over evil, suffering, and death will belong to the Lord.
1 Peter: Since-Then | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
1 Peter 2:13-25 speaks of the newness of life given in Christ Jesus and how that changes everything. Since we have died with Christ, how does that transform how we live as we rise with Christ? How does it change how we relate to those in authority? This week Dean Peet encourages us that the causality of the gospel preserves us as we face the fallenness of this world.
1 Peter: Built to Last | Mr. Hunter Myers
What are you doing today? This week, Hunter Myers teaches from 1 Peter 2:1-10. Because we are chosen and precious to God, we are invited to become a people built to last in any circumstance. Hunter encourages us that our very identity is an invitation to become who we were called to be in Christ. What you are doing today is an invitation to participate in the eternal Kingdom of God.
Missed Calls: Moses | Mr. Tom Hample
Wherever you are this Sunday, listen & learn from our friend Tom Hample about the call of Moses. Moses carried years of guilt, shame, and failure before receiving a unique call from God. But when Moses tried to get out of his calling, God spoke an enduring promise into Moses's life that is also available to all in Christ today, "I will be with you."
Missed Calls: Abraham | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
Who do you trust? For many of us, the list of people & institutions we trust is shrinking rapidly. So, what does it mean to trust who God calls you to be & where He calls you? In this second 'Missed Calls' sermon series, Canon Patrick Schlabs preaches from Genesis 12:1-9 on the missed calls of Abraham to trust not only God's character but His timing.
Called to Work Part II: Your Work is (unavoidably) Hard | Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
Last week we learned how work can be a (very) good thing, but we know sometimes work can become idolatrous. Listen to this weeks Formation class taught by the Rev. Patrick Schlabs and learn how work can become effected by sin, and what we can do about it.
Missed Calls: Adam & Eve | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
In the beginning, God called everything into existence. Then God called Adam & Eve to partake in creation and cultivation. But, soon Adam & Eve listened to a different call: the call of selfish consumption, what the Bible calls sin. In this first 'Missed Calls' sermon series, Dean Peet Dickinson preaches from Genesis 2:4-9, 15-25 on the missed call of Adam & Eve. Listen & learn how this missed call is answered fully and finally by Jesus.
Called to Work Part I: Your Work is (Very) Good | Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
How can we use our 9-5 jobs to show the world God's goodness? This is the question that the Rev. Patrick Schlabs tries to answer in this new formation series titled Called to Work. Listen and learn how you can bring God's goodness to those around you in your day to day job.
Lent Begins in Ashes | The Rt. Rev. Terrell Glenn
What does the ashen cross painted on your forehead mean? Is it a sign of your own piety, or is it an act of public repentance & contrition? This Ash Wednesday, our friend Bishop Terrell Glenn from St. Andrew's City Church shares the heart behind Ash Wednesday from Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21. Listen & learn how an ashen cross proclaims what Christ has done for us on the Cross.
Public Theology | Sphere Sovereignty & Middle Spaces | Brannon McAllister
Integrating faith & work is a key part of maturing in your faith. What does it look like for you to work wisely in your sphere? This February at Public Theology, entrepreneur Brannon McAllister shares a theology & strategy for engaging the "middle spaces" between spheres. Listen & learn how to live more fully into your daily calling!
Called to Listen | Hunter Myers
We all long for mountain-top experiences, to see life and beauty at it's height. But one time, three disciples witnessed Jesus luminously transfigured on a mountain, and these disciples still fell into sin. Our sin runs deep enough that even the deepest perception of Beauty isn't enough to transform us. So, what hope is there for followers of Christ through every mountain & every valley? This Sunday, Hunter Myers preaches from Matthew 17:1-9 on the Transfiguration of Jesus and the good news for all: our King is merciful, and we are called to listen to him more than we fear our sin.
Anxiety in the Age of Technology | Rachel Hajek & Hunter Myers
How can Christians use technology as a tool to be formed in the beauty of the Gospel rather than being deformed in fear & anxiety? Join this special Christian Formation session as we discuss the formative (and deformative) power of technology. [As a disclaimer, neither Rachel Hajek nor Hunter Myers are trained counselors/psychologists. This conversation will not discuss Generalized Anxiety Disorder, but rather the broader sense of the word 'anxiety' as unhealthy fears. For those dealing with diagnosed Anxiety, we recommend trained & licensed counselors and pastoral care from clergy.]
Around the Fire | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
A campfire changes things, as if it transforms weary travelers with the words, "Everything is better now." Many gathered around Jesus expecting Him to tell them to do better or not to worry so much. Instead, Jesus invites them into a third way, gathered around Him in His life, His death, His resurrection, and His Kingdom. This Baptism Sunday, Dean Peet Dickinson preaches on Matthew 5:21-37 on some hard teachings of Jesus that ultimately invite us to gather around Him.
Called to Create Part IV: Q&A Panel
Now that we have learned about how God uses creativity in the world, how are creative people from our church using art to point to the goodness of God? In this week's Formation class, we hear from Anna Brock - pianist, Beth Webb Hart - writer, Edward Hart - composer, and David Stanfield - animator. Listen to how these artists use their creative mediums to show the world God's goodness.
Andy Crouch | Listen & Speak | Session III
Andy Crouch shares his final session at the 2017 Listen & Speak event. Enjoy this gem from our Cathedral archives!
Andy Crouch | Listen & Speak | Session II
Andy Crouch shares his second session at the 2017 Listen & Speak event. Enjoy this gem from our Cathedral archives!
Andy Crouch | Listen & Speak | Session I
Andy Crouch shares his opening session at the 2017 Listen & Speak event. Enjoy this gem from our Cathedral archives!
Scott Sauls | Listen & Speak | Session II
Pastor Scott Sauls shares at the 2016 Listen & Speak event. Enjoy this gem from our Cathedral archives!
Scott Sauls | Listen & Speak | Session I
Pastor Scott Sauls shares at the 2016 Listen & Speak event. Enjoy this gem from our Cathedral archives!
Distinct Within | The Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs
Most of the time, we don't like tensions. We avoid certain relationships to avoid awkward tensions, and if we're not careful, we can ignore important realities to remain at ease. For the follower of Jesus, the consistent tension is to remain distinct within the world. Jesus put it to like as salt & light without abandoning the foundation of Scripture. This week, the Rev. Canon Patrick Schlabs preaches from Matthew 5:13-20 on the call to be a distinct people within the world, avoiding the errors that fall on either side of this tension.
The Lord's Charge | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
Every year carries new challenges & opportunities. However, the call to worship, discipleship, and mission doesn't change for followers of Jesus. This Sunday, Dean Peet Dickinson preaches from Micah 6:1-8. Listen & learn what the call for worship, discipleship, and mission looks like for our community.
Repenting, Following, and Fishing | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
It takes courage to be persistent. When Jesus called to a couple persistent fishers, they couldn't imagine where their call to be "fishers of men" would take them. This week, Dean Peet Dickinson preaches from Matthew 4:12-22 about the calling of the first disciples and, ultimately, the calling of all who follow Jesus to be Gospel-driven, creative, committed, loving fishers of people.
Called to Create Part I: The Foundations of Creativity | Stephen Roach
As Christians, how are we meant to glorify God with our creativity? In this first Called to Create formation class, Stephen Roach answers that question and more. Listen and learn how we can start using your creativeness to glorify God, the one who gave us the desire to create.
Called to be Saints | The Rev. Patrick Schlabs
Who are we, really? It seems like a chasm exists between our ideal selves and who we really are, between perception and reality. This isn't a new problem either! When our friend St. Paul addressed a church in Corinth overrun with issues, he still called them "saints," those set apart for a holy purpose. What can followers of Jesus make of our dual situation as broken, sinful people and our calling to be saints? This Baptism Sunday, Rev. Patrick Schlabs shares the good news from 1 Corinthians 1:1-9: your calling is rooted in God's faithfulness and not your effort to be better.
Called, Equipped, Beloved | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
How would you treat your time, talent, and treasure if you knew that you were called, equipped, and loved by God? As Dean Peet teaches from Matthew 3:13-17 on the baptism of Jesus, we discover how "all-in" God works through those He calls, equips, and loves. Listen & learn how the Epiphany at Jesus's baptism affects the way we can go "all-in" with our time, talents, and treasure.
Delight | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
Your 2020 new year resolutions may be anything from a lengthy checklist down to a single word, a theme to carry and pursue throughout the year. This first Sunday of the new year, Dean Peet Dickinson exhorts us to make delight the theme of 2020. The good news is delight isn't something you can manufacture! Delight begins with good gifts and ascends to the God who gives them, and what's more, the reality that in Christ God delights in us. Listen & learn from this sermon from Psalm 84.
An Incarnation Interpretation | Hunter Myers
What is your response to Christmas? Whether you left the Christmas season tired or rested, empty or filled, connected or lonely, the coming of Jesus is good news for you to respond to. Even one of the most theologically rich passages of the Bible, John 1:1-18, invites us to view everything, God, history, and our own humanity in light of the incarnate Jesus. This Sunday, Hunter Myers teaches from the prologue of the Gospel of John. What we receive in Christ Jesus isn't just new information, but life-giving transformation through the mystery of His life, death, and resurrection.
The Great Surprise | Christmas Day | Rev. Patrick Schlabs
What makes a gift memorable? Believe it or not, how a gift is given makes it memorable! This Christmas day, Rev. Patrick Schlabs preaches from Titus 3:1-8 about how Christ was given to us so generously when we were so undeserving. Listen & learn the joy Christmas: Jesus, our incarnate King.
Christ Was Born | Christmas Eve | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
Every Sunday, we proclaim the mystery of faith: Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again. On this Christmas Eve, Dean Peet Dickinson encouraged us to also remember the first part of the mystery of faith: Christ was born.
Not What I Had Planned | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
What do you do when your plans go awry? Today, Dean Peet preaches from Matthew 1:18-25 about two people whose life-plan got turned upside down: Mary & Joseph. Listen & learn the hope of a Savior who not only disrupts our plans, but also upholds us, guides us, and invites us into a better path than we ever asked or imagined.
The Destination and the Way | Rev. Patrick Schlabs
Answering the questions, "Where are we going?" and, "How will we get there?" will invariably affect your present focus. Rather than being a people who have 'arrived', Christians are a people in transit, on a journey. In today's sermon, Rev. Patrick Schlabs unpacks the hope presented to a nation of exiles in Isaiah 35. Discover the enduring Advent hope for all in Christ: the destination and the way have been secured by Jesus.
2019 Prayer Book Part III: The Psalms & Revised Psalter | Dr. John Crutchfield
In the Anglican tradition, the Psalms are the only book of the Bible supposed to be read from every day. This week, listeners can learn from someone on the 2019 Book of Common Prayer task force discuss the Psalms & new Revised Coverdale Psalter! Dr. John Crutchfield will refresh your view of the Psalms and invite you into the process behind translating such an important book.
Three Gifts on the List | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
Every year, Black Friday & Cyber Monday contend for your purchases. But this Advent, Dean Peet Dickinson commends three gifts given through Christ for all who believe in the strength of the Gospel: hope, joy, and peace. Whether your are feeling weak or strong this season, listen & learn to this beautiful gift we find in Romans 15:1-13.
2019 Prayer Book Part II: The Eucharist | Seth Whitaker
We take communion every week but what is the deeper meaning behind it? This week Seth Whitaker teaches us how how much more there is to communion other than just the bread and wine. Discover how the Book of Common Prayer can show us the tradition and deeper meaning in the eucharist.
We Have Not Arrived | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
How do you know when you've arrived? After you finish school? Get married? Land the dream job? In fact, the Gospel assumes we have not arrived, and this is good news! This week, Dean Peet teaches from Isaiah 2 and reminds us of the good news of Advent: expecting Christ's arrival.
2019 Prayer Book Part I: The Daily Office | Hunter Myers
What is your rhythm of daily discipleship? For centuries, the Anglican tradition has offered an incredible rhythm called the Daily Office. The Daily Office follows a lectionary & liturgy, immersing us in the reading of Scripture & prayers. But for most of us, the Book of Common Prayer is a daunting resource to navigate! In this first Formation series on the 2019 Book of Common Prayer, Hunter Myers situates the 2019 Prayer Book and invites you into "the best rhythm for Anglican discipleship." Download a digital Prayer Book here or explore the Daily Prayer app here.
The Powerful, Present God | Rev. Patrick Schlabs
What do you do when you feel powerless? For most of us, our gut responses are fear and panic. Preaching from Psalm 46, Rev. Patrick Schlabs exhorts the source of hope for any chaos or crisis: the powerful, present God.
Biblical Justice Part VI: Panel Q&A | Rev. Patrick Schlabs, Matt Lambert, the Very Rev. Peet Dickinson, and Hunter Myers
In this final week of Biblical Justice, we hosted a Q&A with Rev. Patrick Schlabs, Matt Lambert, the Very Rev. Peet Dickinson, and hosted by Hunter Myers. Listen to our panel discuss practical questions from parishioners.
Public Theology | Suffering is a Teacher | Rev. Erin Clifford
Rev. Erin Clifford visited East Africa as a researcher, interviewing local Christian leaders to document their experience of suffering for Christ. She discovered Gospel-driven leaders practicing generosity, viewing suffering as their teacher and not just an enemy. Listen and discover how suffering can draw Christians outwards towards the needs of others, rather than inward towards isolation and despair.
Sing a New Song | Rev. Erin Clifford
In a world obsessed with so much new, new jobs, new tech, new relationships, how often are you open to something genuinely new from God? This week, Rev. Erin Clifford teaches from Psalm 98.
Biblical Justice Part V: Justice in politics and the purple robe | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
In an election year, political discourse ramps up! How can the Bible help Christians think, act, and engage wisely in politics? In this Sunday's formation, Dean Peet Dickinson covers Biblical justice in politics. Listen and discover how Christians can navigate the contentious world of politics.
Preaching from the Pews | The Rt. Rev. Mark Lawrence
The faults and failures of a leader may be obvious, but we often overlook the cares and burdens our leaders carry. What care do we owe to those who lead? How do we support them? This week, Bishop Mark Lawrence preaches openly from his own life about the beauty in three words from the Apostle Paul, "Pray for us."
Biblical Justice Part IV: Biblical Justice for Today's Issues | Patrick Schlabs
Having learned all about biblical justice, how do Christians apply it to real-world issues? In this week's Fall Formation Series, Rev. Patrick Schlabs offers guidance for Christians to seek justice for today's issues. Listen and learn how to apply biblical justice to problems we face today.
Biblical Justice Part III: Decalogue Justice | Matt Lambert
We've all heard the ten commandments, but how do they actually affect our lives from day to day? In this week's Fall Formation, Matt Lambert teaches us the role the ten commandments play in our lives. Discover how God uses the ten commandments to impart justice to the world.
Biblical Justice Part II: Perfect Justice | Rev. Patrick Schlabs
We may understand the importance of justice, but where do we get an example of justice and the power to live it out? This week Rev. Patrick Schlabs covers examples of justice throughout the Bible. Listen and learn how to apply Biblical justice in your daily life.
Gospel Allegiance | The Rev. Shay Gregorie
When you think of the word 'faith', what comes to your mind? Perhaps you think of trust, hope, or even a parachute! However, we rarely think of faith as an allegiance. This week, Rev. Shay Gregorie teaches from Luke about what allegiance to King Jesus looks like & why it matters.
Public Theology | Economic Justice in the Kingdom | Dr. Michael Rhodes
Does the Christian vision for economic justice start & end with soup kitchens? Or, does the Bible offer a truly compelling vision for justice in light of Christ? At this October 2019 Public Theology, Dr. Michael Rhodes teaches on the Old Testament law of Jubilee and what it looks like for the local church to disciple towards & practice a surprising Kingdom economic model: the potluck. This episode was recorded in the courtyard of Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer in downtown Charleston, SC.
Biblical Justice Part I: Becoming the Just & Righteous Family of God | Michael J. Rhodes
Justice is something we've heard a lot about in our culture lately, but what does it mean for Christains? This week Michael Rhodes explores justice and righteousness. Listen and learn about how God uses justice and righteousness as the foundation for his plan.
Something to be Persistent About | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
Being comforted means the world, but being comfortable amounts to little. So, why do we prefer comfortable choices? In Luke 18, Jesus tells a story of a widow who made an uncomfortable choice: to persistently plea her case. This week, Dean Peet Dickinson explores this parable and challenges us to make persistent, uncomfortable choices for the sake of the Kingdom.
Recognition, Remembrance, and Thanksgiving | The Rev. Dr. Kendall Harmon
How often does, "Thank you!" slip out of your mouth? Expressing thankfulness is, in some ways, an odd task. When Jesus healed 10 lepers and only one returned thankful to Jesus, what made that man unique? Was it his disposition of thankfulness or a recognition of who Jesus is that changed his relationship with God forever? This week, The Rev. Dr. Kendall Harmon teaches from Luke 17:11-19.
Do Not Fret | The Rt. Rev. Dr. Stephen Kaziimba
Sometimes a problem can seem so big that you can't hide how worried you are. That's what it means to fret; it's when your anxiety is evident in your actions. So, what hope do we have when we face problems, big & small alike? This week, the Archbishop-Elect of Uganda the Rt. Rev. Dr. Stephen Kaziimba admonishes you no to fret about the bigness of your problem, but to focus on the bigness of God. Listen along as he explores Psalm 37.
Wisdom Literature Part IV: Job | The Rev. Peet Dickinson
You may live a good life according the the Bible, but bad things may still happen to you. This may cause you to ask yourself, "Does God hate me? Did I do something wrong? Is God really just after all?" This week the Rev. Peet Dickinson explores the book of Job. Learn about how the Bible answers the perennial question, "Why do I suffer?"
Overlooking the Kingdom | Rev. Patrick Schlabs
How do you use your resources? Your financial advisor may tell you, "Use it to make MORE money!" But what if there is a different 'more' that Jesus calls His followers to seek? What might you be overlooking that is right in front of you? This week, Rev. Patrick Schlabs exposits from Luke 15:1-10.
Wisdom Literature Part III: Ecclesiastes | Matt Lambert
Knowing wise principles is one thing; applying them wisely is the real challenge! Did you know that a whole book of the Bible is devoted to how hard it is to actually be wise? This writer named Qoheleth sought wisdom and found earth too crushing and heaven too far for wisdom to truly matter. So, why is wisdom so hard to apply and what hope do you have to be wise? This week Matt Lambert explores the book of Ecclesiastes.
A Kingdom Perspective on Resources | Rev. Patrick Schlabs
Why do anti-heroes gain our affections? Even Jesus tells the story of a flawed anti-hero in Luke 16:1-13. But, what if there's more going on in the parable than a mischievous manager? This week, Rev. Patrick Schlabs explores this complicated parable & challenges us to ask, "How am I using my resources?"
Wisdom Literature Part II: Wisdom & The Good Life | Matt Lambert
You may have found a few "life hacks" along the way. But, what is real wisdom? Is it an order? A skill? A desire? A disposition? Or is it ultimately a mystery? The book of Proverbs may simply answer, "Yes!" In this Fall Christian formation series, Matt Lambert explores wisdom & the good life in the book of Proverbs. Listen & discover the Bible's captivating case for wisdom in a broken, confusing world.
The Greatest Joy in Heaven | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
Many think of Heaven as an endless supply of their favorite activities, foods, and friends. Jesus describes heaven in terms of a celebration, a celebration of when people are found & repent. So, what if the greatest joy in heaven isn't about consumption, but rather celebration of a Savior of brings sinners home? This week, Dean Peet Dickinson explores Luke 15:1-10.
Wisdom Literature Part I: Intro & Overview | Rev. Patrick Schlabs
Right now, you can access more information than any previous generation. Yet, true wisdom is no easier to possess. In this Fall Christian Formation series, Rev. Patrick Schlabs introduces the section in the Bible called Wisdom Literature: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs. Listen & discover how Biblical wisdom literature doesn't just give principles, but also points to the person of Jesus.
The Bond of the Family of God | The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson
Christian faith is not simply a series of concepts to understand; it's a full, embodied reality that affects everything, including what it means to be a family. This week, Dean Peet Dickinson explores the book of Philemon to discover the radical bonds that form when we are adopted into the Church, the Family of God.
Made Alive | Mystery & Mission (Rev. Patrick Schlabs)
The best loves are contagious! We can't help sharing what we love with others. But the Gospel can be so big & expansive that you can miss out on its mystery and the mission to share the good news with others. What does it look like for us to embrace the contagious mystery & mission of the Gospel? Continuing in our Made Alive Colossians sermon series, Rev. Patrick Schlabs teaches from Colossians 4.
Made Alive | Together (Mr. Hunter Myers)
Have you ever thought of 'we' as a powerful word? 'We' begins constitutions, creates national boundaries, and defines families. But what is the 'we' of Christian community? Paul describes a beautiful reality for the 'we' of Christian community: we are being made alive together. Continuing in our Made Alive Colossians series, Hunter Myers explores Colossians 3:12-4:1.
Made Alive | A New Self (The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson)
Though most of us drive cars nowadays, we understand why you shouldn't put the cart before the horse. But we can even get something as important as the Gospel backwards, whether you are a Christian or standing on the outside of faith. So, what does it look like to get your being & actions in the order the Gospel teaches? Continuing in our Made Alive Colossians sermon series, Dean Peet explores Colossians 3:1-11.
The Curve | Parenting in a Fast-Paced, High-Tech World (Dr. David Olshine)
Packed schedules and lots of screen time can keep kids from asking important questions, questions about faith, life, and God. At The Curve parents conference, Dr. David Olshine led a session on creating space for kids & youth to ask questions in a fast-paced, high-tech world. You'll love hearing his story & re-discovering the unique opportunities parents have in every phase of a child's life.
Made Alive | Frauds and Freedom (Rev. Patrick Schlabs)
Freedom doesn't really need to be explained; it's something we all want! But in life, fraudulent paths often obscure the path to true freedom in Christ. How can we avoid the frauds and find freedom today? Continuing in our Made Alive Colossians sermon series, Fr. Patrick explores Colossians 2:16-23.
Made Alive | The Riches of Christ (The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson)
Talk is cheap, and if we're not careful we use it to fill & justify our lives. What does it look like to instead rest in the richness of Jesus rather than all the talk-talk-talk? Continuing in our Made Alive Colossians sermon series, Dean Peet explores Colossians 2:1-15.