Preaching and Teaching

Were you there?

Good Friday – Fr. J. Devin Rodgers My grandma sat next to me on the pew holding the hymnal low. She pointed to the words in the worn out, red hymnal so that I could follow along.  I was too young to read. I barely knew the story they were singing about, but deep inside […]

Ask me Anything…

Maundy Thursday- Fr. J. Devin Rodgers “Ask Us Anything” That’s what our sign read.   Last week I was invited by the campus pastor at Capital University, to meet with students on campus.  I enjoyed  an afternoon of chatting with students, discussing their classes, and also passing out free swag to advertise for religious life on […]

Hosanna “Save Us!”

Palm Sunday – Pastor Drew Tucker May the God who was and is and is on the way be with us in the midst of this and every single day. Amen.  When I was a child, Palm Sunday felt so strange. We’d just walked through most of Lent in a somber, reflective journey. Faced toward […]

Seeing Jesus

Lent 5B – Fr. J. Devin Rodgers Do you remember going to the grocery store and struggling to find toilet paper or Lysol?  Do you remember carrying your groceries inside, wearing gloves and trying to sanitize every can, every box, every item before putting them in your cupboards?  Do you remember being nervous to cross […]

The Tidying of the Temple

Fr. J. Devin Rodgers – Lent 3B “The space in which we live should be for the person we are becoming now, not for the person we were in the past.” – Marie Kondo “Does this bring me joy?”  I looked down at the ratty old t-shirt that I was holding in my hand. It […]

The Rules of The Game of Life

Fr. J. Devin Rodgers- Second Sunday in Lent Year B “Object of the game: Travel the path of LIFE making decisions, building a family, earning money (and paying some out too), buying homes and collecting LIFE tiles. Have the highest value at the end of the game and win.” My tiny green, plastic car traveled […]

Transfiguration Journey- Pastor Drew Tucker

Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Then Peter […]

In this, Conquer! – Fr. J. Devin Rodgers

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of studying church history with one of St. Alban’s own, Dr. John Karanja. I loved his class and the way he raised history off the pages. Instead of teaching just the facts, he taught us  how our predecessors in faith shaped us to be better servants of […]

Casting out Evil- Fr. J. Devin Rodgers

Mark 1:21-28 Jesus and his disciples went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried […]

Lydia, Dorcas, Phoebe- Ms. Kayla Aspeslagh

Today I have the privilege of sharing about Lydia, Phoebe, and Dorcas (also called Tabitha).  These women are some of the few females we learn about in the patriarchal history of the first century and yet these faithful women shared their gifts of sustenance, protection and support which were a blessing to the early church. […]