Monthly Archives: October 2012

Hallowe’en

The day before, the bones scatter on the valley floor, helped by the clean-up vulture crew, laid out to dry in the sun. There is a photograph hanging of the witch of Endor, grotesque in its details, she is all … Continue reading

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Year B Proper 25: Beyond our ken

I grew up as the youngest in our family, which meant that I was also the smallest and often the slowest. On car trips and family outings, when my mother and my brother spotted interesting things out of the window, … Continue reading

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Bartimaeus and friends

A sermon from my rather limited archives, preached at St Peter’s Episcopal Church, Lakewood, OH, in October 2009 This morning’s readings are full of happy endings. Job’s fortunes are restored, and Bartimaeus, once blind, can now see. But these happy … Continue reading

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Story of your life

The dog ears, with their corners turned down we tell over and over – love stories, horror stories, old jokes and limericks, edges worn smooth with the turning. Unlike those sections which someone tried to tear out, to shred, to … Continue reading

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Year B Proper 24: Skip to glory

sermon for Sunday, October 21, 2012, Church of the Epiphany, Euclid, Ohio “You do not know what you are asking.” That was Jesus’ first response to James and John’s audacious requests for the places of highest honour in Jesus’ coming … Continue reading

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Year B Proper 24: Sunday sermon spoiler alert

“You do not know what you are asking.” One commentator that I read this week suggested that when James and John asked to sit at the right and the left hand of Jesus when he came into his glory, they … Continue reading

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Bumper sticker theology

Last month, the Episcopal Cafe reported that the Diocese of Delaware has made Episcopal license plates available (not plate-holders – actual license plates!) – http://www.episcopalcafe.com/lead/dioceses/episcopal_plates_1.html The Cafe also sampled a blogpost, “Automotive Evangelism,” by a driver of the plates, Elizabeth … Continue reading

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