The Rev. Charles Hoffacker

Charles Hoffacker Episcopal

Biography

The Rev. Charles Hoffacker lives in Greenbelt, Maryland, with his wife, Helena Mirtova. He is the author of A Matter of Life and Death: Preaching at Funerals from Cowley Publications. Many of his sermons appear on sermonwriter.com.

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December 23, 2001

The simple truth is this: none of us avoids a crisis. All of us have trouble in the course of our lives. Someone may appear to be always on top of the world, but this observation may only show that we do not know that person well....

December 2, 2001

Today we find ourselves on the opening day of Advent. Let's take a look at the patterns of life that this season offers us. In the name of God: Father. Son, and Holy Spirit. Looking around the church, we may well see the traditional...

October 14, 2001

Today, let's talk about family albums, including the one all of us share. In the name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. A prized possession for many families is their photo album. I am sure that many of us have photo albums, or...

August 26, 2001

Can you imagine what it's like to experience an earthquake? I don't mean a tremor that makes the china cabinet rattle -- I mean an EARTHQUAKE that cracks streets, splits open houses, throws people to the floor, an earthquake where walls...

April 12, 2001

Let me tell you about something that happened recently in an affluent community in North Carolina. The story comes originally from Irving R. Stubbs, a consultant in organizational leadership. There's a big congregation in this...

March 25, 2001

The Gospel we just heard is sometimes called the " Story of the Prodigal Son" or the "Story of the Two Sons." I prefer to call it the "Story of the Forgiving Father." This story asks each of us an important question: Will you go in?...

September 17, 2000

The question in the Gospel we just heard is aimed not just at Peter, but all of us. Let me offer my own answer, my answer to the question asked by Jesus, "Who do you say I am?" I declare that Jesus is king. He is king of all, but in...

August 27, 2000

For the past four Sundays, we have listened to Jesus speak about himself as "the bread of life." Today we hear the results of his teaching. Some of those listening to him there in the Capernaum synagogue begin to grumble. "This is...

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