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What’s Wrong With Us? We Have Hope.

Star Wars Rebels is a wonderful animated television series bridging the gap between Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (where Anakin Skywalker completes his transformation into the evil Darth Vader), and Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope … Continue reading

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God is Doing a New Thing

Baptism of our LordIsaiah 42:1-9; Matthew 3:13-17Sunday, January 9, 2011Preached on the day following the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Baptism of our Lord – Year A 2011 A few months ago,     when comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen … Continue reading

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It Doesn’t Matter What You Came Here To See

Third Sunday of AdventIsaiah 35:1-10; Matthew 11:2-11Sunday, December 12, 2010   Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come.  Amen. Steve Martin, the noted actor, comedian, and writer, is a funny … Continue reading

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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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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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We look for the resurrection of the dead

We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.  Amen.– Nicene Creed Yes, Jesus was raised from the dead.  The stone was rolled away, and our risen Jesus appeared, variously, to the women, … Continue reading

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