Category Archives: Year C

Now is the Time

Lectionary 33 (25th Sunday after Pentecost), Year C2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19Sunday, November 14, 2010 Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come.  Amen. Growing up with the last name of … Continue reading

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Certain Promise, Certain Hope for Uncertain Times

Lectionary 29 (21st Sunday after Pentecost), Year C2 Timothy 3:14:-4:5Sunday, October 17, 2010 Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come.  Amen. In our second reading today we read excerpts of … Continue reading

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Walking the Pathway of Faith, Looking for What God Will Do

Lectionary 27 (19th Sunday after Pentecost), Year CPsalm 37:1-9; Luke 17:5-10Sunday, October 3, 2010 Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come.  Amen. “Increase our faith!” the apostles begged Jesus.Increase our … Continue reading

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Being Shrewd Like the World for the Sake of the Gospel

Lectionary 25 (17th Sunday after Pentecost)Luke 16:1-13Sunday, September 19, 2010 Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come.  Amen. This past Wednesday evening Derek Jeter,     the New York Yankees shortstop … Continue reading

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Sensitivity and Exaggeration in “Ground Zero Mosque” and Luke 13:10-17

“Ground Zero Mosque” opponents either exaggerate the implications of the mosque, or call on mosque leaders to be sensitive. In this sermon, I used these two hermeneutics – sensitivity and exaggeration – to examine the synagogue leader of Luke 13:10-17.
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God with us, in darkness and death

The half empty glass of pessimism that is raised by the writer of Ecclesiastes
is met by the half-full chalice of life-giving blood that is offered to us by our Lord
during the prelude to his execution.
Two cups shared, filled with tension and realism,
given to us to drink;
one an antidote to the faux optimism that too often masquerades as spirituality;
the other a drink that flows from death and quenches the thirst of life.
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The Kingdom of God is like Two Target Gift Cards

Lectionary 17 (9th Sunday after Pentecost)Genesis 18:20-32; Luke 11:1-13Sunday, July 25, 2010 Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come.  Amen. I was out shopping with my girls the other night.  … Continue reading

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