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Pentecost B: Groaning Our Way through Covid

The New Testament Reading Option A for Pentecost B: Romans 8:22–27 22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; 23 and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the … Continue reading

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Epiphany 2 B: “I and We” and the Assault on the Capitol

The Second Reading for this Sunday is 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 Those who stormed our nation’s Capitol on Epiphany, January 6, shouted many slogans: “This is our house!” “Stop the steal!” “Hang Mike Pence!” But they all can be boiled down … Continue reading

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Pentecost 6–A New Age People

The Second Reading for this coming Sunday is Romans 8:1-11, which begins with this: There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set … Continue reading

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Ascension Sunday: Ants in our pants over reopening?

Ascension Sunday First Reading: Acts 1.1-11. Gospel: Luke 24.44-53   I vividly remember my parents teasing me about my youthful impatience. They would ask, “Do you have ants in your pants?”   It’s been a couple of months now for … Continue reading

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What Binds Us?

Do words bind us, or something deeper than words? The lessons of the Revised Common Lectionary for this Sunday include the account from Acts 2:1-21, of the mighty wind and the tongues of fire coming down on the Jesus believers; … Continue reading

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