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Pentecost 15B: We Are All Beggars

The readings for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost are… Old Testament      Isaiah 35:4–7a Psalm                    Psalm 146 New Testament     James 2:1–10 (11–13) 14–17 Gospel                   Mark 7:24–37 Concurrent with the pandemic has come the challenge of social justice. … Continue reading

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Pentecost 6: Jesus’ Victorious Poverty

These three lessons take us in different directions as we pray they may converge.   Because I am a wimp who has certainly been spared the suffering of life that deserves that name, I have experienced the pain of rehab … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Reflections

On this Christmas Eve Connie and I have been touched once again by the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from Kings College, Cambridge, England.   Two bits of verse from the carols especially touched me.   Here is the … Continue reading

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Ferguson Is Bigger than Any Grand Jury Decision

All this fuss over waiting for a grand jury decision!   But there is more to the story than Michael Brown lying dead and Darren Wilson having pulled the trigger. Of course the tragedy of that single death is immense. … Continue reading

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