September 17, 2017

Proper 19, Year A

If you're at all like me, you must have been very surprised when you first looked at Romans and realized there were more than two verses to it; that Paul wrote more than Chapter 1:26-27 - the verses some quote as being dispositive evidence that bein...

August 20, 2017

Sunday, August 20,  Proper 15, Year A RCL Track 1
Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28

Paul says that all of

us are imprisoned in disobedience. Why have we been

imprisoned this way? So that we can be merciful to all! We are to offer grace a...

Sunday Proper 6 Year A Track 1               

Genesis 18:1-15, 21:1-7, Psalm 116:1, 10-17, Romans 5:1-8, Matthew 9:35-10:23   

Sarah, poor Sarah. When we come into the Genesis passage, our heart g...

November 13, 2016

Proper 28, Year C, Luke 21:5-19

The world is coming to an end. We have heard these words on the TV and the radio over the last several weeks and months. We are told that this will occur if Trump is elected. Others said this would happen if Hillary is elected. No matter...

October 24, 2016

Proper 25, Year C, Luke 18:9-14

Two men go out one day seeking God. Each acts in accordance to who they are. One is a Pharisee. He is the model citizen with whom no one can complain about. He does everything he should. He follows all the rules including fasting and givi...

August 28, 2016

Proper 17, Year C,

Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16; Luke 14:1, 7-14

What does mutual love mean? The author of Hebrews tells us how to live in Christian community. He gives us a series of what seem to be somewhat disjointed thoughts. First, “Do not neglect to show hospitality to st...

August 14, 2016

Proper 15, Year C, Hebrews 11:29-12:2, Luke 12:49-56           

Over the last few months we have been talking about a peaceful Jesus. Today we hear of fire and division. Jesus said, “I came to bring fire to the earth and how...

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