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Archive for July, 2019

  • August 25, 2019

    “The Journey to Perfection”

    Year C - Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

    In the spring, sudden storm on the upper reaches of the world’s highest mountain trapped some of the best climbers in the world, and the slopes of Mt. Everest are littered with more bodies. In 1921 the British explorer, George Mallory, made the first extensive attempt on the summit which the “Sherpa people of northern […]

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  • August 18, 2019

    “The Balcony Is Full!”

    Year C: The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

    I know enough about him to know that I wish I had known Carlyle Marney. He was for many years the Pastor of Myers Park Baptist Church here in Charlotte. Though deceased, he remains a well-known and well-respected preacher, theologian, and pastor. He had great influence on this church because he had great influence on […]

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  • August 11, 2019

    “Confident Wandering”

    Year C – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

    My entire senior year of High School was spent yearning for the day when I would leave home–with all of its rules and regulations and curfews–and head to Clemson University. My blood did “runneth orange,” and I absolutely couldn’t wait to be “on my own.” (Or at least as “on my own” as one can […]

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  • August 4, 2019

    “Things That Are Above”: A Down-to-Earth Theology"

    Year: C – The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost.

    He was called St. Alypius. He lived in the sixth century in Paphligonia, a territory now occupied by the modern state of Turkey. His country must have been beautiful. It was a mountainous region that ran along the coast. And what a view he must have enjoyed, from the top of that stone pillar which […]

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  • July 28, 2019

    “Living into Your Baptism”

    Year C - Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

    Before I turn to our third study of Colossians, I want to pause and reflect with you on another of the specially assigned readings for today—Psalm 85. It contains one of the Psalter’s priceless poems concerning the plight of Israel and it should set an important tone for our further thinking. If we human beings […]

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