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Pentecost 20A: Used by Trump or by God?

The alternative Old Testament Reading for this Sunday is Isaiah 45:1-7, where the Lord calls up Cyrus to be used as an instrument to subdue nations, strip kings of their robes, and open doors for the returning exiles.   And … Continue reading

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Pentecost 16a: The Limits of Rage and Zeal

The alternative first reading for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost is Jonah 3:10–4:11. This, and not the Big Fish, is the heart of the book. Jonah is forced to preach a warning to his arch-enemies in Nineveh. They repent. God … Continue reading

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Passion Sunday Petitions

Lifting our voices and turning toward God, let us pray for the church, the earth, and all who are in need. A time of silence. Lord of compassion, as we the people of your family, the church, conclude our Lenten … Continue reading

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Make Room for Tears

Make Room for Tears: Reflections on Readings for Pentecost 19 C Amos 6:1a, 4-7, 1 Timothy 6: :6-19 and Luke 16:19-31     Here’s to the millions embarrassed by tears. They turn away. They stare at their feet. They avoid … Continue reading

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