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Pentecost 20 A: The Death of Death.

Isaiah 25  O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you, I will praise your name; for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure. 2     For you have made the city a heap, the … Continue reading

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Epiphany 3 A: The Light of Jesus for Today’s Darkness

The lessons for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany are Old Testament      Isaiah 9:1–4 Psalm                    Psalm 27:1, 4–9 New Testament     1 Corinthians 1:10–18 Gospel                   Matthew 4:12–23 The first few chapters of Matthew have been overture. Now … Continue reading

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Epiphany 2 A: Marching to a Different Drummer

The readings for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany are…  Old Testament     Isaiah 49:1–7 Psalm                    Psalm 40:1–11 New Testament     1 Corinthians 1:1–9 Gospel                   John 1:29–42 Isaiah 49 sets the tone for this Sunday’s readings, describing Servant … Continue reading

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Advent 3A:  Holy Way—Holy Home

The readings for the Third Sunday of Advent are Old Testament      Isaiah 35:1–10 Psalm                    Psalm 146:5–10 or Luke 1:46b–55 New Testament     James 5:7–10 Gospel                   Matthew 11:2–11 Churches used to have big signs that said, “Jesus is … Continue reading

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Advent 1 A: Holy Dissatisfaction

The readings for the First Sunday of Advent are: Old Testament      Isaiah 2:1–5 Psalm                    Psalm 122 New Testament     Romans 13:11–14 Gospel                   Matthew 24:36–44 In his 1843 book, Fear and Trembling, the Danish philosopher, Søren Kierkegaard, criticized … Continue reading

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Pentecost 11 C: God Does Not Play Phone Tag with Our Covid

The lessons for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost are: Old Testament & Psalm, Option I Old Testament       Jeremiah 1:4–10 Psalm                    Psalm 71:1–6 or Old Testament & Psalm, Option II Old Testament       Isaiah 58:9b–14 Psalm                    Psalm 103:1–8 … Continue reading

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Epiphany 5 C: The Sting of Ultimate Wokeness

The readings for the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany are Old Testament       Isaiah 6:1–8 (9–13) Psalm                    Psalm 138 New Testament      1 Corinthians 15:1–11 Gospel                   Luke 5:1–11 Isaiah and Simon Peter are both stung by wokeness. Their … Continue reading

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Pentecost 21B: Disarm with Subservience

The readings for the 21st Sunday after Pentecost are: Old Testament       Isaiah 53:4–12 Psalm                    Psalm 91:9–16 New Testament      Hebrews 5:1–10 Gospel                   Mark 10:35–45 Years ago I heard a young woman describe a tense encounter she had … Continue reading

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Pentecost 16B: Teaching through the Pandemic

The readings for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost are: Old Testament      Isaiah 50:4–9a Psalm                    Psalm 116:1–9 New Testament     James 3:1–12 Gospel                   Mark 8:27–38 Teachers in a time of pandemic would be wise to pay close attention … Continue reading

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Trinity B: The Stormy Glory of Embracing Diversity

The readings for this Sunday are: Old Testament      Isaiah 6:1–8 Psalm                    Psalm 29 New Testament     Romans 8:12–17 Gospel                   John 3:1–17 We have heard about George Floyd’s death for a year now, and about the explosion of … Continue reading

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