The Spirit of Mission, Art and Prayer

Rev. Cliff WarnerCliffNotes

Sex trafficking is not only an international problem. Women and girls are abducted, manipulated and abused right here in Austin and every city of our country. John and Rachel Nehme, newcomers at Christ Church, moved to Austin in order to … Read More

Swimming in John

Rev. Cliff WarnerCliffNotes

St. Augustine is attributed with saying “John’s Gospel is deep enough for an elephant to swim and shallow enough for a child not to drown.” Last Sunday’s sermon covered the final verses of a two-year journey, with some breaks, preaching … Read More

White Hot Faith

Rev. Cliff WarnerCliffNotes

“White hot faith” . . . this was part of Bishop Jones’ challenge to our youth who were confirmed last Sunday. I’m no scientist, but I’ve learned that white flames are on the very hot end of the spectrum. To … Read More

Bishops, Bodies & Confirmation

Rev. Cliff WarnerCliffNotes

This Sunday twenty-one people will be confirmed, three adults in the 9am service and eighteen youth in the 11am service! These young men and women will “make a mature public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of … Read More

Ants in the Pants

Rev. Cliff WarnerCliffNotes

Frederick Buechner writes, “If you don’t have any doubts you are either kidding yourself or asleep. Doubts are the ants in the pants of faith. They keep it awake and moving.” What do I do with the hard questions? How … Read More