— Beech Genealogy (@GenealogyBeech) April 13, 2017
Category : * By Kendall
I had a family trip to attend the youngest daughter’s White Coat ceremony at Veterinary School, during which I got some kind of nasty lower gi bug from which I am still recovering. So bear with us as the blog gears back up–KSH.
I have been at this blog since the first part of 2003, and it is time for a break. As I am constantly insisting to my friends, none of us is indispensable, and this is a way of living that out by yours truly. Remember I told you I am the type of person who goes to bed every night just a little sad–only a little–about how much I don’t know (and still wish to find out). So moving away from the information addiction for me will not necessarily be easy–but it is important.
The snowdrops are coming out near Jamestown Cottage. Spring is coming. Ideal time for a short break. pic.twitter.com/g6h5rGwG0H
— Jamestown Cottage (@JamestownHols) February 27, 2019
Change your name to Humpty Dumpty pic.twitter.com/XIEegfQKoj
— Olasinde Afolabi (@the_olamide_) February 25, 2019
O God, come to our aid.
O Lord, make haste to help us.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.
Miraculous draught of fish,1610
Peter Paul Rubens pic.twitter.com/Mo934jyN2l
— Kalina Boulter (@KalinaBoulter) April 6, 2018
Deploying the phrase “the pew never rises higher than the pulpit,” Harmon noted that a good sermon is organized, biblical, and applies the bible to daily life. In contrast, he lamented the state of American preaching ministry as “woefully inadequate.”
“It has to have its primary content from the Bible, it has to be clearly structured so that as a listener you can follow it,” Harmon quoted Simeon as saying. “You take them to the average American pulpit and the guy gets up there and he’s mumbling this strange amorphous set of pithy sayings and interesting jokes as if it’s some kind of entertainment seminar. The person’s already hit the off button.”
“I concede that [the state of the American church] is depressing, but it’s only depressing if you don’t believe it’s the truth. If it is the truth, for our God every obstacle is always an opportunity.”
Hard truths from @KendallHarmon6 about culture’s embrace of pagan anthropology and failure of church to be “salt and light”. But, he encourages, 18th Century evangelist Charles Simeon’s example offers a faithful way forward. #Anglican @AnglicanCouncil https://t.co/F14fflsIK5
— Jeff Walton (@jeffreyhwalton) February 7, 2019
— Fr. David (@FrDavid1) October 6, 2018
Today is the Baptism of Christ. Luke 3:21-22 (NIV): “When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove.” Illumination from a 15thC Book of Hours [MS 459] pic.twitter.com/x6snzKI54F
— LambethPalaceLibrary (@lampallib) January 13, 2019
Kendall Harmon’s Sermon for the first Sunday of Christmas: Have we Grasped the Central Theological Claim of Christmas (John 1:14)?
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given” Isaiah 9:6 (NIV). Merry Christmas from all of us @lampallib! However you choose to spend it, we hope you have a wonderful day. Image from Scenes of the Nativity, written & illuminated by Mr & Mrs A. Trevor, 19th century [MS 1563] pic.twitter.com/lSVWB00RR9
— LambethPalaceLibrary (@lampallib) December 25, 2018
— Kendall Harmon (@KendallHarmon6) November 14, 2018
Kendall Harmon’s Sunday #Sermon–The Nature and Purpose of #Marriage (Genesis 2) https://t.co/jN7F18rmrm #anglican #theology #southcarolina #bonhoeffer #matthewhenry #ethics #bible #anthropology pic.twitter.com/iIQ4B7XYQ5
— Kendall Harmon (@KendallHarmon6) October 8, 2018
And in the morning, a great while before day, he rose and went out to a lonely place, and there he prayed (Mark 1:35).
"O Lord Jesus Christ Son of God, Have mercy upon me, a sinner! Amen." (The Jesus Prayer) pic.twitter.com/2ZfOkzAVmS
— CarmeloftheHolyFace (@HolyFaceCarmel) August 31, 2016
Never Forget. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/hGdxCApH5B
— Edoardo Fanfani (@EdoardoFanfani) September 11, 2018
(You may find the names of all 343 firefighters here–KSH).
On Monday this week, the last of the 343 firefighters who died on September 11th was buried. Because no remains of Michael Ragusa, age 29, of Engine Company 279, were found and identified, his family placed in his coffin a very small vial of his blood, donated years ago to a bone-marrow clinic. At the funeral service Michael’s mother Dee read an excerpt from her son’s diary on the occasion of the death of a colleague. “It is always sad and tragic when a fellow firefighter dies,” Michael Ragusa wrote, “especially when he is young and had everything to live for.” Indeed. And what a sobering reminder of how many died and the awful circumstances in which they perished that it took until this week to bury the last one.
So here is to the clergy, the ministers, rabbis, imams and others, who have done all these burials and sought to help all these grieving families. And here is to the families who lost loved ones and had to cope with burials in which sometimes they didn’t even have remains of the one who died. And here, too, is to the remarkable ministry of the Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, who played every single service for all 343 firefighters who lost their lives. The Society chose not to end any service at which they played with an up-tempo march until the last firefighter was buried.
On Monday, in Bergen Beach, Brooklyn, the Society therefore played “Garry Owen” and “Atholl Highlander,” for the first time since 9/11 as the last firefighter killed on that day was laid in the earth. On the two year anniversary here is to New York, wounded and more sober, but ever hopeful and still marching.
–First published on this blog September 11, 2003
Kendall Harmon’s Sunday Sermon–How are we as Christians to understand Work? (For Labor Day) https://t.co/39gSLFKZAO #theology #pneumatology #christianity #southcarolina #preaching #parishministry #LaborDay2018 pic.twitter.com/RFmaX9F7Y7
— Kendall Harmon (@KendallHarmon6) September 4, 2018
Kendall Harmon’s Sunday Sermon–Are We Living Wisely? Are we Making the Most of the Time? (Ephesians 5:15-20)
Kendall Harmon’s Sunday #Sermon–Are We Living Wisely? Are we Making the Most of the Time? (Ephesians 5:15-20) https://t.co/HDsgyd2HRF #theology #pneumatology #christianity #southcarolina #preaching #parishministry pic.twitter.com/JshJTONLmD
— Kendall Harmon (@KendallHarmon6) August 20, 2018
Kendall Harmon’s Sunday Sermon–In the Morning you shall see, in the Evening you shall know (Exodus 16:2-15)
Kendall Harmon’s Sunday #Sermon–In the Morning you shall see, in the Evening you shall know (Exodus 16:2-15) https://t.co/kGp6PGF1YD #scripture #oldtestament #theology #grace #complaints #christology #thanksgiving #anglican pic.twitter.com/ODubYJb4X8
— Kendall Harmon (@KendallHarmon6) August 6, 2018
We are headed for a break and for a rare occasion when all of the 5 Harmons can be together.
I have been at this blog since the first part of 2003, and it is time for a break. As I am constantly insisting to my friends, none of us is indispensable, and this is a way of living that out by yours truly. Remember I told you I am the type of person who goes to bed every night just a little sad–only a little–about how much I don’t know (and still wish to find out). So moving away from the information addiction for me will not necessarily be easy–but it is important–KSH.
Tour the Spanish Royal Navy’s beautiful tall-ship, the “Juan Sebastián de Elcano” at the South Carolina Ports Columbus Street Terminal (30 Johnson Street) tomorrow, July 14 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. or 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. or on July 16 between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. pic.twitter.com/vzy7GiiExa
— City of Charleston (@CityCharleston) July 13, 2018
A recent Kendall Harmon Sermon: Living as a Christian with suffering and Weakness (2 Corinthians 12)
If I could explain Anxiety or Depression in an image… this would be it.. so powerful pic.twitter.com/kOfkZi9pT9
— mo (@Mo_xjk) July 9, 2018
Almighty and everlasting Father, we pray that by through the ministry and might of your Holy Spirit, you may open your word to our hearts, and our hearts to your word; speak, Lord, for your servants seek to hear, in Jesus precious name. Amen.
–Used by yours truly often before sermons, I have no idea when it first came to me but I have been using it every since; KSH.
Kendall Harmon’s Sermon for Trinity Sunday 2018–3 Basic Questions about the Doctrine of the Holy Trinity
A #Prayer to Begin the Day from the Euchologium Anglicanum 'O God, who hast made thyself known to us as Trinity in Unity and Unity in Trinity, in order that we may be informed of thy love and thy majesty' https://t.co/WR59JyYYgd #holytrinity #christianity #anglican pic.twitter.com/inzhKbERM8
— Kendall Harmon (@KendallHarmon6) June 1, 2018
We celebrate today Christ's ascension to his eternal glory in heaven and express our Christian hope that where he, our Head, has gone before us, his Body, we will one day follow, to live for ever in the Kingdom of our Father pic.twitter.com/Wtm7Cf8qd6
— Catholic Church (@catholicEW) May 10, 2018
— Kendall Harmon (@KendallHarmon6) May 8, 2018
All of the Teaching Resources for the Fifth Basic Christian Theology Class of the Diocese of South Carolina are online
For those interested, you may find the audio, outline and handout for the class there.
Check it out in whichever format you prefer.