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First Sunday in Advent

Yesterday, our pastor explained to our tiny congregation that the First Sunday in Advent is the “Christian New Year” – at least in the sense of it’s being the first Sunday of the new liturgical year. Happy New Year. Every … Continue reading

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

[A sermon on the Uniform Series text, Ezekiel 3:1-11, delivered at a small church in southern Indiana.] There is a famous story from ancient Greece – actually, supposedly from about the 4th century – about Alexander the Great and the … Continue reading

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Abundance of Possessions

The kingdom of God is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Matthew 13:44

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Way to Give Thanks

Here’s Mary, Jesus’ mom, giving thanks: My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me … Continue reading

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Girls’ Day Out

Today is UN International Day of the Girl. Because the world in which girls are thriving will be the world in which humanity is thriving. If we think of “utopian” as “maybe desirable, but intrinsically impossible,” then the impulse behind … Continue reading

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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

At first, after reading 1 Chronicles 13, and looking into the commentary on this text, it seemed that this story couldn’t have much application to our lives today. It’s a story about the transport of the Ark of the Covenant … Continue reading

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Several themes came up in the Hebrew Bible text for the 20th Sunday in ordinary time, from the fifth chapter of Isaiah, including the element of justice that involves the consequences of actions; isolation vs. responsibility for community; and the … Continue reading

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