Author Archives: Stacy

“Service in Translation”: a sermon on the occasion of the ordination of the Rev. Dr. Kyle Rader to the diaconate on the Feast of the Epiphany

This is the sermon preached by the Rev. Stacy Alan on the Feast of the Epiphany at Church of the Transfiguration in Manhattan on the occasion of the ordination of the Rev. Dr. Kyle Rader to the transitional diaconate.

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“Being Foreign”: a Sermon on the 2nd Sunday after Christmas 2020

Here is a link to the sermon preached by the Rev. Stacy Alan on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Park Ridge, Illinois. (Audio and text have been uploaded.)

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Bearing Much Fruit: Women in Ordained Christian Leadership

This is an essay Stacy wrote to be included in the appendix of the Da Vinci Code-like thriller, Deborah’s Number: A Bank Heist Mitzvah, by Ezra Barany, along with other essays about women in Islam and Judaism. I knew I … Continue reading

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Men’s Group: “Objects of Desire”?

What is the line between fervent passion and callous objectification? We have no idea. Well, we have three ideas. We need more. Come help us navigate what it means to be a man in the era of #MeToo. (This is … Continue reading

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Advent 3 (2017) Sermon by Kyle Rader

The power of prayer is the power to transform whatever we experience. It will exalt the humble and meek and–eventually–cast the mighty from their thrones, so that they too may be truly lifted up. It fills the hungry with good things, and sends the rich empty away–so that they might hunger and be filled. Continue reading

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