Sermons by “Fr. Paul Wheatley”
What is the difference between Jesus showing us the way, and Jesus being the way: “I am the way, the truth, and the life”? Father Wheatley looks into this question, and discusses how Jesus being “the way, the truth, and the life” makes all the difference in our lives when the way gets difficult.
In the Maundy Thursday liturgy, the foot washing, the Eucharist, and the stripping of the altar are ways that we remember and participate in the Lord’s last night on earth. Father Wheatley takes a walk through war memorials, documentary, art, and an encounter with battle re-enactors to ask the question, “What kind of remembrance are we doing on this night, and why?”
In our readings, Moses and the Disciples are both called to ascend mountains, into the cloud of God’s presence. What do they find there? Fr. Paul discusses how there in the cloud, in the place of awe, we find the faith to walk with Jesus down the mountain into the world in which the Transfigured One also became the Crucified and Resurrected One.
Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount has been quoted, commented on, and co-opted for everything from how to (or not to) run a country, to dating advice. But are we really supposed to do all the stuff Jesus says?
How do we know if we can trust the reliability of the Bible? Father Paul presents some of the textual evidence of the New Testament, and discusses how these questions and the available data have influenced his own faith.
In the twilight of the dawn, nothing is yet clear. Join Father Wheatley as he takes a look into the confusion and haze surrounding the virgin birth of our Lord, as Joseph experienced it. Trusting God when all is not clear can be the hardest thing to do, but this is the call God places on Joseph, and on all of us who would follow him to the manger.