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About Ten Years Ago…, Proper 20 (A) – 2005

September 18, 2005

About ten years ago, in The Good Book: Reading The Bible With Mind And Heart, Peter Gomes wrote that what makes the Bible so compelling is the company of characters […]

Sooner or Later…, Proper 17 (A) – 2005

August 28, 2005

Sooner or later, all of us have to bear something that is, to all intents and purposes, unbearable. A young widow is left with three children to raise alone because […]

At the Time Matthew’s Gospel…, Proper 4 (A) – 2005

May 29, 2005

At the time Matthew’s Gospel was being written, in the 80s of the first century, the city of Antioch in Syria had become the third most important city in the […]

The Readings Today Start Out…, Lent 2 (A) – 1996

February 20, 2005

The readings today start out with the beginning of the story of Abraham and Sarah. The story itself twists through more than 12 chapters of Genesis; and this being the […]

A Favorite Prayer…, Proper 16 (C) – 2004

August 22, 2004

A favorite prayer for “birthday blessings, in churches where people’s birthdays are publicly celebrated, begins: “O God, our times are in your hand ¦( Prayer #50, BCP p.380) Isaiah would […]

With the Story of Jesus and Zaccheus, Proper 26 (C) – 2004

October 31, 2004

With the story of Jesus and Zacchaeus we are nearly at the end of Luke’s narrative of Jesus’ journey from the region between Galilee and Samaria up to the city […]

Once Pentecost and Trinity…, Proper 9 (C) – 2004

July 04, 2004

Once Pentecost and Trinity Sunday have passed, the church comes into “Ordinary Time.” For many months now, we will have ample opportunity to explore concretely what the effects are of […]

We Are Poised Today…, Easter 6 (C) – 2004

May 16, 2004

We are poised today on the threshold of the Ascension, with Pentecost rising on the horizon. The reading from John’s Gospel today reflects that. It is part of the long […]

We Begin Our Sundays…, Lent 1 (B) – 2003

March 09, 2003

We begin our Sundays in Lent this year with St Mark. On a small canvas with only a few brush-strokes, Mark shows Jesus being baptized in the river Jordan, and […]

One of the Odd Things…, Epiphany 1 (B) – 2003

January 12, 2003

One of the odd things about the Church Calendar is that the baby Jesus grows up very fast after his birth on December 25, his circumcision into the Covenant on […]

There Was Once a Time…, Proper 9 (A) – 2002

July 07, 2002

There was once a time when any of us going to a service of Holy Communion in an Episcopal Church might hear some of Jesus’ words in today’s Gospel. “Come […]

In John’s Gospel This Morning…, Day of Pentecost (A) – 2002

May 19, 2002

In John’s Gospel this morning, the gift of the Holy Spirit to Jesus’ disciples seems to be part and parcel of their initial experience of Jesus’ resurrection. If our worship […]

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