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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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Questions for Reflection and Discussion (Genesis 8 & 9)

The Uniform Series text we’re studying on Sunday, September 3 is Genesis 8:20-22 & 9:8-17. Here are a few questions that we might want to consider in class: Noah’s first act after the flood subsides and he and his family … Continue reading

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

[A sermon on the Uniform Series text, Ezekiel 3:1-11, delivered at a small church in southern Indiana.] There is a famous story from ancient Greece – actually, supposedly from about the 4th century – about Alexander the Great and the … Continue reading

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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

[A sermon on Isaiah 6:1-8,  the Uniform Series text for Sunday, July 9] Would we want to have Isaiah’s vision? That overwhelming vision clearly affected Isaiah’s understanding of God; a vision of God like that might change our understanding of … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise (Exodus 3:1-12)

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, July 2, is Exodus 3:1-12 – a portion of the text that’s often short-handed as “the call of Moses.” Here’s the text (in Inclusive Bible version), and my notes on it: 1/ Moses was … Continue reading

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