Empty Prayers

Proper 27A Robert  Marshall, age 56; Karen Marshall, 56; Keith  Braden, 62; Tara McNulty, 33; Annabelle Pomeroy, 14. Peggy Warden, 56; Dennis  Johnson, 77;  Sara Johnson, 68; Lula White, 71; Joann Ward, 30; Brooke Ward, 5. Robert Corrigan, 51; Shani Corrigan, 51;...

For All the Saints – All Saints Sunday

For All the Saints In Albert Camus’ book The Plague, a conversation takes place between two atheists, one of them a journalist, and the other a doctor who has been trying to stop the deadly disease that has struck the North African city in which they live. “It comes...

Unfinished Business

Proper 25A For the last two months our Old Testament readings have been following the story of Moses and the people of Israel as they journey through the wilderness to the land that God first promised to Abraham and Sarah long, long ago. When the story begins, the...

Showing God’s Goodness

Proper 24A What a strange story we have in today’s reading from Exodus about Moses and God. God is still more than a little angry at the people of Israel, who you may remember from last week’s reading, have  provoked God’s wrath by making a calf out of gold, and...

All the Way Down

Proper 21A The great philosopher Alfred North Whitehead had just finished his opening lecture in a course on cosmology, the study of the universe, when an agitated student came up to him. “I’m sorry, professor, but everything you said about the structure of the...

Easier Said than Done

Proper 19A “Peter came and said to Jesus, ‘Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often shall I forgive? As many as seven times?’ “Jesus said to him, ‘Not seven times, but I tell you, seventy-seven times.’” One of scriptures clearest mandates to...

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