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Easter 3C: Life, Not the Pandemic, Will Win

The Readings for the Third Sunday of Easter are: First Reading        Acts 9:1–6 (7–20) Psalm                    Psalm 30 New Testament      Revelation 5:11–14 Gospel                   John 21:1–19 I was 30 years old. My son was four. I was in … Continue reading

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Lent 2 C: Fearless for a Purpose

The readings for the Second Sunday of Lent are: Old Testament      Genesis 15:1–12, 17–18 Psalm                    Psalm 27 New Testament     Philippians 3:17–4:1 Gospel                   Luke 13:31–35 “No Fear.” It has been  a popular motto for a certain cross … Continue reading

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Epiphany 7 C: Want to Change the World? Love Your Enemies!

The readings for the Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany Are… Old Testament             Genesis 45:3–11, 15 Psalm                         Psalm 37:1–11, 39–40 New Testament            1 Corinthians 15:35–38, 42–50 Gospel                         Luke 6:27–38 The Epiphany season is ending. It’s a … Continue reading

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Epiphany 6 C: Rooted for Rough Relations

The lessons for the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany are… Old Testament      Jeremiah 17:5–10 Psalm                    Psalm 1 New Testament     1 Corinthians 15:12–20 Gospel                   Luke 6:17–26 Do you like the use of consonance—the three “Rs” in the … Continue reading

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Epiphany 3 C: The World’s Wordless Whispers

The readings for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany are: Old Testament      Nehemiah 8:1–3, 5–6, 8–10 Psalm                    Psalm 19 New Testament     1 Corinthians 12:12–31a Gospel                   Luke 4:14–21 The whole idea of the Epiphany season of the … Continue reading

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Pentecost 22 B: Daily Resurrection and the Plague

The readings for the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost are Old Testament      Jeremiah 31:7–9 Psalm                    Psalm 126 New Testament     Hebrews 7:23–28 Gospel                   Mark 10:46–52 I resolve to recite to myself the last three verses of Psalm 126 … Continue reading

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Pentecost 17B: Fighting Hard in the Culture Wars

The readings for this 17th Sunday after Pentecost are: Old Testament      Jeremiah 11:18–20 Psalm                    Psalm 54 New Testament     James 3:13–4:3, 4:7–8a Gospel                   Mark 9:30–37 We are at an inflection point. We are in a culture war. … Continue reading

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Pentecost 14 B: Virtues for Pandemic Times

The readings for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost are… Old Testament      Deuteronomy 4:1–2, 6–9 Psalm                    Psalm 15 New Testament     James 1:17–27 Gospel                   Mark 7:1–8, 14–15, 21–23 Our lessons this Sunday should inform the church so that … Continue reading

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Pentecost 7B: Repentance is Healthier than Denial

The readings for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost are: Old Testament      Amos 7:7–15 Psalm                    Psalm 85:8–13 New Testament     Ephesians 1:3–14 Gospel                   Mark 6:14–29 The Old Testament, Psalm, and Gospel Readings all tell us that repentance is … Continue reading

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Pentecost 3B: Growth Beyond Our Understanding

The Readings for the Third Sunday of Pentecost are: Old Testament      Ezekiel 17:22–24 Psalm                    Psalm 92:1–4, 12–15 New Testament     2 Corinthians 5:6–10 (11–13) 14–17 Gospel                   Mark 4:26–34 Many years ago I was feeling very sorry for … Continue reading

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