Faithful Resisters

Proper 16A “Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.” That simple statement is a warning that difficult days are ahead for the people of Israel. Joseph, the Hebrew boy who was sold into slavery in Egypt by his jealous brothers, who through his...

Lighten Our Darkness

Proper 15A When Joseph Henry was little we had a book called Adam and Eve’s First Sunset.  The story imagined what the very first day of life on earth was like for the very first two humans created by God. Initially, Adam and Eve thought life in the Garden of Eden was...

Chain of Compassion

Proper 10A The original source of the quote is uncertain, but the words have stayed with me since I first heard them in seminary many years ago. “A preacher,” the theologian said, “should have the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other.” Since I spent many...

A Gracious Invitation

Proper 9A For the last three Sundays in our Gospel readings we have heard Jesus telling his disciples what life will be like for those who follow him. At first, life as a disciple sounds pretty good. Jesus gives his friends and followers the authority to cast out...

The Other Side of the Story

Proper 7A There’s a funny thing about history. It changes depending on who is telling it. For many years,  history textbooks told the story of this country’s past from the viewpoint of white men. Stories of women, Native Americans, African Americans, and other...

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