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Archive for January, 2018

  • February 25, 2018

    “Take up YOUR Cross!”

    Year B: Second Sunday in Lent

    Rabbi Jesus in his school of discipleship was at mid-term.  His students had been recruited and oriented.  They had observed Jesus heal, teach through sermons, tell stories, respond to critics, feed thousands and perform various wonders.  Seated at his feet, walking along the road, conversing over meals, the twelve had listened and learned about God […]

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  • February 18, 2018

    “A Costly Invitation”

    Year B: First Sunday inh Lent

    Invitations are important. A lot of time and energy is devoted to efforts that will find us recognized, accepted and included. We want to belong and to be affirmed. Relationships often are the way that we are personally identified and valued. A bid to belong, an invitation to a party, an opportunity to join; are […]

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  • February 11, 2018

    “Personal Transfiguration”

    Year B: Transfiguration Sunday

    Our Old Testament lesson today mentions two great prophets: Elijah and Elisha. They had significant roles in the Old Testament. Even in the time of the New Testament, Elijah was still a major figure in the minds of many people. Elijah was expected to return from the dead; indeed, some thought Jesus was Elijah (Mk […]

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  • February 4, 2018

    "I'll Do Anything…Even Preach!”

    Year B: Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

    There was a movie called I’ll Do Anything in the early 90s and a television show with the same name in 2004. Produced by ESPN, it was another of those reality TV shows. This show asked fans to accomplish challenging tasks in order to grant their friends or loved ones their most fervent sports fantasies. […]

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  • January 28, 2018

    Beyond the Boundaries: The Soil of the Good Word

    Year B – Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

    “It’s all a matter of where you draw your lines.” So, says one of my best friends from seminary days. Theology is a continuum.  It’s where you draw your line. Ethics is a continuum. Where you draw your line. Politics, economics, social and cultural mores… all, where you draw your lines. In the ancient world […]

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