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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 of Easter

[A sermon on the Uniform Series texts for April 23, 2017: Romans 5:6-11 & Romans 8:31-39] “God has it in for me.” Who has ever heard someone say that – or maybe even said it ourselves, at least half in … Continue reading

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2nd Sunday in Advent

For whatever reason, I have been thinking a lot about power and authority, and leadership, in recent weeks. These are probably not untimely thoughts for the Advent season, either, as the whole church turns its attention to the meaning of … Continue reading

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Qohelet has seen it all

Again I saw that under the sun the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the intelligent, nor favor to the skillful; but time and chance happen … Continue reading

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Several themes came up in the Hebrew Bible text for the 20th Sunday in ordinary time, from the fifth chapter of Isaiah, including the element of justice that involves the consequences of actions; isolation vs. responsibility for community; and the … Continue reading

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