Of the Dying Light

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My mother is eighty-two years old. Her health is slipping a bit, but she still has her wits about her. She can still cuss a blue streak if need be. Once one of her friends said to her, “Sam, you are one of the most opinionated people I know!” to which my mother replied, “Honey, [...] Read more »

Salvation 6.0

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Proper 21 Year A 2014   “For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him…”   With the internet and social media there are more and more blogs written by clergy these days….some, though few, are pretty good… but most for me fall into the category of “what [...] Read more »

Of Getting it Right

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Of the myriad neuroses in a hyper-neurotic culture, one stands out as the most persistent, and that is our compulsion, our obsessive need to “get it right.” Perhaps it is the perfect storm, of a toxic combination of post Enlightenment thinking and Calvinistic theology that pervades post modern Western culture that has so crippled our [...] Read more »

π r2 Redux

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Many of you have commented on my sermon of this past Sunday in which I trod where most English majors fear to tread (at least this English major)… in the realm of Math. I suggested that the circle might be a metaphor for the kingdom of God; for life itself. The enigmatic circle has long been [...] Read more »

Of the Heart of the Matter

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If someone were to ask you to describe the central tenet of your faith; what is it at the heart of your spiritual and religious life… in just a sentence: What would you say? In the Christian church we have at our disposal a rich library of scripture; we have the multifaceted theologies developed over [...] Read more »