Making America Great In God’s Eyes

Proper 8B In a few days we will be celebrating our nation’s birthday. The Fourth of July is a festive holiday, full of parades, fireworks, and cookouts. It is a day to rejoice and give thanks for this great country in which we are privileged to live. I think one of...

Slaying Giants

Proper 7B It is one of the most familiar stories in the Bible, the battle between David and Goliath. This tale of the young boy who, using only a sling shot, defeats a mighty giant of a warrior, has become the iconic tale of the triumphant underdog. At the church I...

Fathers’ Day in America

Proper 6B I recently finished a haunting novel, Before We Were Yours, in which Lisa Wingate tells a fictionalized account of the true story of one of this country’s great scandals, the Tennessee Children’s Home Society and its director, Georgia Tann. From the 1920s...

That Tempting Fruit

Proper 5B There is probably not another story in the entire Bible that has been more misinterpreted, misread, and misused than the Genesis story of Adam, Eve, and the serpent that we heard this morning. One frequent misinterpretation of this myth is that all sin is...

Runaway Believers

Proper 4B “Once there was a little bunny who wanted to run away. So he said to his mother, ‘I am running away.’ ‘If you run away,’ said his mother, ‘I will run after you. For you are my little bunny.’” So begins The Runaway Bunny, which was once a regular part of the...

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