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Wrestling and rest

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The loser gospel

A sermon for the third Sunday after the Epiphany, and the first Sunday after the Inauguration of Donald Trump as POTUS and the worldwide Women’s March. A few years ago, driving home from another church, I saw a billboard advertising … Continue reading

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Year B Lent 2: putting a spin on the gospel

One of the good things to come out of the trials and tribulations of Brian Williams and Bill O’Reilly, in hot water over the accuracy of their memories of reporting from dangerous places, accused of polishing their credentials, of burnishing … Continue reading

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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 6: Through God’s eyes

A Saturday night homily for St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Elyria, OH. Come see us some time! How would you describe Jesus to someone who had no idea who this man was or what he meant to the world? Where would … Continue reading

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