Who Are the Prophets?

Amos 6: 1a, 4-7 Grace to you and peace in the name of God, Creator, Redeemer, and Holy Comforter.  Amen Nearly 800 years before the birth of Jesus, the land of Israel was enjoying a long and peaceful period of prosperity under the reign of King Jeroboam.  The...

The Resourceful Rascal

Luke 16: 1-13 In the name of God, Creator, Redeemer and Holy Comforter. Amen Last Spring, it seemed as if everyone was watching Jeopardy because James Holzhauer was something of a national phenomenon.  When James was first introduced as a professional sports...

Lostness

Luke 15: 1-10 In the name of God, Creator, Redeemer and Holy Comforter.  Amen. The gospels are always talking about sheep and shepherds, but there are very few of us at St. Dunstan’s in the 21st Century who know sheep up close and personal. I have had a personal...

Discernment

Luke 14:25-33 In the name of God, Creator, Redeemer, and Holy Comforter. Amen. Have you ever gotten started on a project and realized it was going to be a lot more work than you thought at first? Sometimes this happens on Christmas Eve around midnight when you’re...

Lent V

The blessing of God who sought us, the blessing of the Son who bought us, the blessing of the Spirit who taught us be with us this day.  Amen About 20 years ago, I became interested in the Christian Tradition that grew up in the land of the Celts of Ireland, Scotland...

Simeon, Anna, and the Gift of Hope

Epiphany 5 – The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple Grace to you and peace, from God Our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen I like to think of this story about Simeon and Anna as the Gospel according to the Grandparents. Simeon was a righteous and devout...

Matthew 4

Matthew 4:12-23 Epiphany 3 In the name of God, Creator, Redeemer, and Holy Comforter.  Amen Jesus was born into anxious times.  It was a time when a threatened Jewish King Herod could order the slaughter of innocent children under the age of 2 because some Magi came...

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