Monthly Archives: July 2016

“Do not be overcome by evil”

… “but overcome evil with good.” Continue reading

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PokemonGO to the RNC

Are Pokeballs on the list of restricted items within the secure zone? Continue reading

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Year C Proper 10: who is my neighbour? (read: which lives matter?)

It’s not a pretty story about being kind to people. Put it back into its context, in which Jesus is asked the question, not by a devoted disciple seeking enlightenment, but by a cynic trying to trip him up, looking … Continue reading

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Morning Prayer for July 7, 2016: Psalm 18, Part I

Last time, I came back cold; colder than any living thing was meant to feel. Your burning coals, flung from your flaming tongue, extinguished themselves against the skin of my unclaimed body, and I didn’t feel a thing, except cold; … Continue reading

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Samaritans and street vendors

Here’s what happens: the priest looks back and sees the Levite pass by. Their eyes meet. They are of the same tribe, and their unspoken concurrence in the decision not to stop reinforces itself in that consecrated moment of collusion, … Continue reading

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The business traveller

After the incident; forever after as he travelled from city to stone city, he would look across the crowd, scanning the horizon and its fall, not for danger – he never saw the robbers coming, never would – blissfully ignorant, … Continue reading

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Year C Proper 9: Make Jerusalem Great Again

On this July fourth weekend, it is perhaps appropriate that we hear a word from some of our political campaigners.* Towards the end of Isaiah, the “Make Jerusalem Great Again” party is gaining in popularity. The prophet paints a vivid … Continue reading

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