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reclaiming weakness

Homily for July 8, 2018 The old Popeye cartoons all had pretty much the same storyline: Popeye was a hardy but small sailor who vied with his rival, Bluto, for the hand of the lovely Olive Oil.  Bluto he was … Continue reading

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gift, grace & generosity

Homily for July 1, 2018 Every so often in church we get to play Indiana Jones, when some old scripture passage helps us unearth what the earliest Christians were going through. This morning we pick up one of those old … Continue reading

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the greatest of all shrubs

homily for July 17, 2018 The Greatest of All Shrubs The seed of God is in us. Given an intelligent And hardworking farmer, It will thrive and grow up into God, whose seed It is; and accordingly its fruits will … Continue reading

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love made perfect

homily for April 29, 2018 <><><><><><><> I once heard a story of old rabbis who were gathered around a table at night studying and arguing over scripture. They met regularly, not in an elaborate room in a synagogue but around … Continue reading

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settlers and sheep

homily for April 22, 2018 I’ve made an annual trip to Ohio just about every year of my life, and have usually driven through the mountains of West Virginia to get there.  As I read the 23rd psalm just a … Continue reading

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