A sermon preached by the Rev. Jeff Seaton, August 16, 2020
I speak to you in the name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.
This week’s gospel story is a story that is often considered to be difficult or controversial in our branch of the Christian family, the liberal protestant church. Although I think the best way to describe how this story is often treated by preachers in our church is to say that the story causes considerable embarrassment. And so preachers often go to great lengths to explain away the difficulties of the story. Continue reading →
Last Sunday, at the ordination service, Chris began his sermon by saying it was a tradition on Trinity Sunday to have the curate preach, because preaching on Trinity Sunday was such a minefield of potential heresies. At the time I …Continue reading →
Back in the days when I was a United Church of Canada minister, I used to dread having to preach on Transfiguration Sunday. The reason I found it so uncomfortable is because this story is so obvious and clear in …Continue reading →
Welcome to Advent! Advent, this season that steals in upon us in late November or early December, and then carries us along through the December darkness to the eve of Christmas. Advent, this strange and somewhat unwelcome season that descends …Continue reading →
A personal story The issue of same sex marriage and the church is profoundly personal for me. I am a gay man, in a same sex marriage. My husband and I were married in our church, by our minister, in …Continue reading →
Diocese of Kootenay The Anglican Church of Canada God willing and the people consenting The Rt. Rev. Lynne McNaughton Bishop of Kootenay Will ordain Jeffrey Allan Seaton To the Sacred Order of Deacons in Christ’s holy catholic Church On Holy …Continue reading →
In response to an invitation to share thoughts on the outcome of the marriage canon vote, I wrote the following note to members of the House of Bishops gathered in Vancouver for General Synod 2019. Dear Bishops, The outcome of …Continue reading →
Hot off the presses is Mike Milne’s wide-ranging and insightful article about the United Church of Canada in the wake of the Gretta Vosper decision. Mike interviewed me about my book and asked for my thoughts on the Vosper decision.
On a recent Sunday I became an Anglican. This news will come as a shock to some of you, while others of you will be less surprised. For me this moment comes as a culmination of a long and arduous …Continue reading →
Announcing the official Vernon launch of Who’s Minding the Story? The United Church of Canada Meets A Secular Age! On October 30th at All Saints Anglican Church, Jeff Seaton will read selections from the book, and offer signed copies for sale at …Continue reading →