Monthly Archives: August 2012

Year B Proper 17: preaching the Song of Songs

Perhaps the most bewildering question about the Song of Solomon, or the Song of Songs, or Canticles – the book has gone by many names – is how it ended up in the Bible, a sacred text. Historical criticism insists … Continue reading

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What is it to you?

Every day. Every day I confess my sins, my sinfulness. Every day. But Job asks, “If I sin, what do I do to you, you watcher of humanity?” Yes, Job is feeling reckless; that recklessness that hold hands with despair, … Continue reading

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End of summer

The softest of rain makes nervous puddles shudder; what will fall down next?

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Green stuff

The latest project – a green, “green” stole, knit out of recycled t-shirts – the ones too ripped, stained, shapeless to donate. Linen stitch makes a flat stole with straight edges. Dividing each t-shirt strip (you cut them in a … Continue reading

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The state we’re in

In the centre, in the distance is the Empire State Building, disappearing into the fog and the smog, obscured by … Prayers today for those harmed, hurt, frightened by the continuing gun violence of our country.

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Year B Proper 16: gateway evils

Weekly lectionary groups are great. I recommend them. This week, we meandered around the readings with all of the purpose and direction of a fog, but we did have a few moments where we got high enough to break through … Continue reading

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Year B Proper 15: Mystery, faith and Goldilocks

Saturday, August 18th, St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Elyria, Ohio “The Jews disputed among themselves, saying, ‘How can this man give us his flesh to eat?’” Often in John’s Gospel, when the Jews do not understand what Jesus is trying to … Continue reading

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