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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

[A sermon partly on Jeremiah 1:4-10, delivered at a small church in southern Indiana] We’re continuing to look at stories of God’s calling in the Bible; this is the prophet Jeremiah’s autobiographical account of his call, which came in 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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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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Sixth Sunday of Easter

[A sermon mostly on Jonah 3, and a little on Revelation 7:9-17, for the Sixth Sunday of Easter.] The people of Nineveh – and to a lesser extent, the animals of Nineveh – are really the main characters of this … Continue reading

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Second Sunday in Lent

This is an effort to put together something like a coherent reading of Ephesians 2:1-10, which was the Uniform Series text for today, and the topic of some exegetical notes earlier in the week. Focus statement: Ordinary life, apart from … Continue reading

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