Tag Archives: providence

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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Christian Doctrine (9)

Summary notes and comments on Shirley C. Guthrie, Jr., Christian Doctrine Chapter 9, “Why Doesn’t God Do Something About it? – The Doctrine of Providence and Evil”: The doctrine of providence is related to the doctrine of creation. Not only … Continue reading

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1st Sunday in Advent

The focal text is the very brief remark made by one official of the ancient Roman Empire to another, after hearing the Apostle Paul’s testimony in his own defense, which was really his narration of his own recent story; I … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise

Looking this week at Joshua 5:13-15. This is a short episode wedged in between some preparatory events in ch. 5 – the mass circumcision of the men of military age who had been born in the wilderness; the first Passover … Continue reading

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