James Liggett

Jim Liggett Episcopal

Biography

The Rev. James Liggett is the retired Rector of St. Nicholas' Episcopal Church in Midland, Texas. He is a native of Kansas and a graduate of the University of Houston and the Episcopal Divinity School. He has served parishes in Kansas, Texas, and Oklahoma and has been a contributor to Sermons That Work since the 1980's.

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November 11, 2001

"Whose wife will the woman be?" Isn't that a great question? The Sadducees were the oldest and most conservative of the major religious groups of Jesus' day. One of their big disagreements with the Pharisees and other groups was over the...

September 30, 2001

The first temptation most everyone who hears this parable faces is the temptation to do theological dentistry. That is, to try to pull the teeth of the parable. That's usually done by saying that we are not like that rich man and we don'...

August 5, 2001

There is a delightful book called Tales From a Magic Monastery, by Theophane the Monk, (Crossroad, New York, 1981), that you might enjoy reading some day. It's a collection of stories set in a very special monastery "off over there...

July 22, 2001

Today we hear about Mary and Martha -- two really remarkable people who have often been treated rather badly. To be sure, they are famous and, if nothing else, doubtless have had more women's guilds named after them than anyone else. But...

January 14, 2001

The story of the wedding at Cana of Galilee has been read in Epiphany for a very long time. That's because the theme of Epiphany is the manifestation, the showing off to the world, of Jesus-of who he is, of what he is about. The business...

August 6, 2000

Several years ago, one of the Public Opinion companies, it was probably Gallup, did a survey of Americans and asked a very interesting question. They asked several thousand people whether they had ever had what they would call "a...

April 2, 2000

For about 1,000 years, this Sunday, the Sunday in the middle of Lent, has been a little special. Because of the Gospel account of the miraculous feeding, today has been known as Refreshment (or, in Latin, Laetare) Sunday. In the Middle...

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