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Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

A very short and possibly overly personal reflection on the topic of the Uniform Series text (Genesis 17:1-14) for Sunday, September 10, which was also the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time: It was difficult. It was difficult to do the … Continue reading

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Questions for Reflection and Discussion (Genesis 17 1-14)

Here are a few questions about the Uniform Series text for this coming Sunday (Genesis 17:1-14) that we might want to consider in class: In v 5, God changes Abram’s name to Abraham. (God also changes Sarai’s name to Sarah … Continue reading

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Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

[Something like a sermon, on Genesis 9:8-17, the Uniform Series text for Sunday, September 3] Does God learn? That’s a hard question, and maybe a trick question. If God has the characteristics that classical theology has classically ascribed to God … Continue reading

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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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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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