Archive for October, 2014

The Parable of a Prodigal Public: A Homily in Honor of my Son and the Staff at Parklands Hospital in Durban, South Africa

The following transcript is from a homily given in Christ Chapel at Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN) on October 13, 2014. As part of the faith and learning series in Daily Sabbath, the text for the day was Luke 15:11-32. The audio recording can be found at 8:45 on the below¬†link:¬† https://gustavus.edu/podcasts/chapel/2011/2014-10-13%20Daily%20Sabbath%20Chaplain%20Brian%20Konkol.mp3 Let us […]

The Path of Accompaniment: Presence and Presents (A Family Weekend Message)

The following is a transcript from October 12, 2014, in Christ Chapel of Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN). As part of a Service of Holy Communion for Family Weekend, the following sermon considers Matthew 14:13-21. Let us pray. Help us to live, O God, with the grace of falling leaves, the serenity of old […]