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What God Thinks of Our Worship: Nov. 12 2023

What God Thinks of Our Worship: Nov. 12 2023

 Year A, Pentecost 24                             Amos 5:18-24                                                                                        God is awfully grouchy today…at least in our Old Testament reading. None of the readings are warm and fuzzy, but today...

Did Jesus have a platform?: October 22, 2023

Did Jesus have a platform?: October 22, 2023

 Year A, 20 Pentecost                                               Matthew 22:15-22                                                         At some point in 9th or 10th grade, I became obsessed with politics.  I think it was the presidential election that got me...

What it means to be chosen: Oct. 15, 2023

What it means to be chosen: Oct. 15, 2023

 Year A, Pentecost 20                                               Matthew 22:1-14                                                           The news from Israel and Gaza has been devastating and overwhelming.  It has resonated with Americans given our close ties...

We Press On:  October 8, 202

We Press On: October 8, 202

 Philippians 3:4-14                                               Year A, Pentecost 19                                                              One of the things I have always appreciated about the Episcopal Church is that many of us seem to be comfortable in the...

Humility and Community: October 1, 2023

Humility and Community: October 1, 2023

 Philippians 2:1-13                                    Year A, Pentecost 18                                      My last church was situated in a lovely and relatively small city called Hampton. We didn’t have a minor league baseball team, much less a major league...

Jesus is even in the conflicts: Sept 10, 2023

Jesus is even in the conflicts: Sept 10, 2023

Year A, Pentecost 15                                         Matthew 18:15-20                 The first time I looked at the Gospel reading for Sunday, I thought…great…it’s my last Sunday and the Gospel reading is about church discipline. Maybe the epistle reading is...