Monthly Archives: August 2017

Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

[A sermon on the Uniform Series text for today, Acts 10:19-33.] Hate has been making the news of late. But hate is not a new problem. It’s as old – well, almost as old – as humanity itself. We might … Continue reading

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Shabbat shalom

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Questions for Reflection and Discussion

Questions on the Uniform Series text for Sunday, August 27, that we might be able to consider in class: Although Cornelius is a Gentile, the text goes out of its way to make sure we know he is a very … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise (Acts 10 19-33)

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, August 27 (last Sunday of the Summer quarter) is Acts 10:19-33, a smaller piece of the longer narrative of Cornelius’ and Cornelius’ household’s acceptance into the Christian community, featuring Peter’s vision of the thing … Continue reading

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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The main conclusion from our class this morning, in considering Acts 9:10-19, was that Ananias was a significant influence on Saul [Paul], through his embodiment of the characteristics that any of us ought to strive to embody as Christians: trust … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Yankee Daughter

Here is a story that became a legend in our family: We were driving to church. My brother and I were kids. We were talking about the Civil War. Both of us knew it was fought to end slavery and … Continue reading

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