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Calendar muddles

Sometimes, the date on which a particular feast day is celebrated is not cut and dry. Sometimes, the lectionary allows for creative solutions that best meet the needs of the worshipping community. How did your congregation celebrate Epiphany this year? Continue reading

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A frowning friend

Jesus is the most terrifying of friends. Continue reading

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The one I have not read yet

The soup is starting to steam. Above the stove, I glance at the crucifix I put there. The crucifixion is an account told endlessly since it occurred. Those two familiar lines—one crossing the other. Today when I look at the cross I see one line that represents time, the other that shows me place. The truth of Christ meets us in the exact time and place in which we find ourselves. So, the way to deeply understand the Gospels is to read them and read them again. Continue reading

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Easter 7, 2014: A Prayer of Intertwining Love

The forms of repetition and return intertwine Jesus’ prayer into a nearly impenetrable knotted mass as it traces the love of the God. The giving and receiving of this love is what knits everything together. Continue reading

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May 4, 2014: Easter 3

Cleopas has been cut to the heart and pours it out to this stranger on their way to Emmaus. He proclaims Jesus’ death, entirely unaware that he is speaking to the risen Christ. Continue reading

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The Preacher’s Table is Back!

I’m pleased to say that The Preacher’s Table is back! But this time, we’ll be doing things a little differently… Continue reading

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June 2, 2013 Second Sunday after Pentecost – following the lectionary through Ordinary Time

The selections in Ordinary Time give us so much to choose from, and, in order to be effective preachers and offer something our listeners can absorb and meditate upon, choices need to be made. What paths do you anticipate following this season? Continue reading

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Resting in God – a link to a lovely piece on the value of ordinary time

How do you experience the season after Pentecost? Does it help nourish your spiritual journey, or do you find yourself longing for Advent? Where’s the value in Ordinary Time? Continue reading

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