When You Least Expect It

    When I was growing up, in the days before cell phone cameras were ubiquitous,  there was a popular TV show called “Candid Camera.” Those of you who are old enough may  remember that the program’s premise was that the show’s crew would set...

That Allure of Evil

    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...

Love Going Forth

    The pattern is the same every year.     We celebrate Easter and God’s victory over death in the resurrection of Jesus, the son of God. Then 50 days later we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples at Pentecost....

Look Around and Get Busy

    While most of us were busy doing other things this week a major feast day of the Church slipped by. This past Thursday was Ascension Day, the day that Christ, who has already risen from the dead, finally ascends into heaven.     Ascension Day is...

The Only Test

    When I read today’s gospel a man came to mind who I have not thought about in many years. Ernest was a fellow parishioner at St. Ann’s in Nashville.     He was a quiet, unobtrusive man, probably in his mid-80s. He had long...

Getting Lost, Finding God

    Of all the technological advances in the past couple of decades the one that I love the most is probably the GPS, whether in my car or on my phone. As the men in my family will tell you, I have a notoriously bad sense of direction.. So I take great joy in typing...

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