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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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Celebrating an Honorable and Vital Nation

As I transitioned from high school to college I had a burning desire to enter into politics. My patriotism burned hot.   On the wall of my bedroom were hung two replicas of paintings that I had paid a good … Continue reading

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We Need a Good Winnowing

Reflections on Texts for the Third Sunday in Advent, Year C In this Sunday‚Äôs Gospel (Luke 3:7-18), John the Baptizer tells us that the Coming One will winnow people, giving us an ultimate baptism of wind and fire. It is … Continue reading

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