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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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Trinity Sunday

[A sermon on the Uniform Series text for June 11, which is also Trinity Sunday in the liturgical year.] The text for the morning is Judges 6:11-18, the beginning of the story of Gideon’s call. Gideon lives in the time … Continue reading

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Pentecost

The text this morning (Sunday, June 4, 2017), which is the one we are studying in our class using the Uniform Series texts, is the first in a series of texts that remember God’s history of calling people into the … Continue reading

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Shabbat shalom

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Seventh Sunday of Easter

I blame Jonah. I blame Jonah for this past week having been … unusually uncomfortable. Because … I wanted to enjoy the feeling of being able to point at Jonah and say “what’s wrong with this guy?” I wanted to … Continue reading

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