BOSTON

Apr 15th, 2013 Uncategorized Edward

In the aftermath of the bombing in Oklahoma City, someone said that it was the end of America’s Innocence. The following is an exerpt I wrote in response. I hope you’ll excuse me if I share it again following the tragic event at the Boston Marathon: Edward Frost I was a little boy, five or six years old, living in England when my city was…

“Re-Remembering”

Aug 27th, 2012 SERMONS Edward

I recently went through a collection of some old–and some ancient photo albums. I don’t do that very often and, when I do–well, I don’t know about you–But I find it to be a bitter-sweet experience. There they are: babies now in diaspora about the country, some with their own babies, some with adult children. Photos of those now gone from sight if not–for better…

WHY SHOULD I BELIEVE THAT?

May 9th, 2012 SERMONS, Uncategorized Edward

WHY? (SHOULD I BELIEVE THAT?) by: Rev. Dr. Edward Frost In Walker Percy’s marvelous novel “The Last Gentleman,” the scene is a hospital room. Present are Will Barrett, a rather flaky, perhaps overly-earnest seeker of life’s meaning; young Jamie, the tragic figure, who Will took under his wing as mentor and paid companion; Jamie now at the end of his meager days, dying; and a…

Living The Full Catastrophe

Feb 20th, 2012 SERMONS Edward

LIVING THE FULL CATASTROPHE by Edward Frost “Zorba, have you ever been married?” Zorba answers his boss, “Am I not a man? Of course I’ve been married. Wife, house, Kids, everything…the full catastrophe!” This really was not a lament on Zorba’s part. He didn’t mean that being married or having children was a disastrous state to be in. Zorba’a position before life was always one…

Is Nothing Sacred?

Jan 17th, 2012 SERMONS Edward

“…suddenly Lily imagines that she and Mr. Carmichael might stand up and demand an explanation of life.”

EPIPHANIES

Dec 12th, 2011 SERMONS Edward

EPIPHANIES While on sabbatical in England some years ago my family and I visited the southwestern seaside town of Minehead, one of those summer resort spots where, when I was a child, my parents and I spent our holidays. It’s a dramatic setting–a gently-curving beach, marked, at one end, by a steep hill which, in England, serves well enough for a mountain. We were there…

“To Be Or Not To Be”

Oct 24th, 2011 Uncategorized Edward

“Whether ‘Tis Better To Suffer” by Edward Frost To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? To die, to sleep, No more; and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache, and the…

“To Be Or Not To Be” (a sermon on assisted suicide)

Oct 1st, 2011 SERMONS Edward

“Whether ‘Tis Better To Suffer” by Edward Frost To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? To die, to sleep, No more; and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache, and the…

THE GREAT AMERICAN RELIGION

Sep 1st, 2011 SERMONS Edward

THE GREAT AMERICAN RELIGION by Edward A.Frost One of the reasons for the emigration to the shores of North America in the 17th century was to establish new colonies in which religious groups, such as the Puritans, the German and Swiss Lutherans, and the Quakers could practice their religion freely .But to say that those oppressed people of faith were seeking to establish freedom of…

DEARLY BELOVED: SAME SEX MARRIAGE

Jun 6th, 2011 SERMONS Edward

And if, some day, if one of my grandchildren should become a minister, or a judge, or, better yet, the captain of a garbage scow, I believe that he will be able to celebrate the wedding of John and George or Harriet and Julia, sign their license, sending them off into marital bliss for as long as love shall last.