Archive for ‘October, 2008

All Saints and All Priests

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This past weekend the youth confirmation candidates participated in a two day retreat. Their art project was to make chasubles for themselves. A chasuble is the sleeveless, poncho like garment worn by the celebrant at the Eucharist. In the church of England the one who presides over the Eucharist is call the president. In the […] Read more »

Loving God and Loving Neighbor

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In our Gospel reading from Matthew this coming Sunday, Jesus, in his debate with the Jewish elders and authorities, lays bare the truth of the matter. He lays aside his parabolic teaching and practices a little “straight talk.” The pharisees ask Jesus which commandment in Torah is the greatest. We of course know that there […] Read more »

Of Faith and Worth

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The idea of net worth is fluent in our culture. I, like many of you, have had to pay attention to our falling net worth over the past weeks; wondering when the bleeding will stop; fearing what the future holds. I’ve been wishing for Alan Greenspan to return to the helm of the Federal Reserve, […] Read more »

Of God and Nature

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One of my favorite books in the Bible is the Book of Job. It kind of keeps the rest of scripture honest. Scholars believe that the story of Job is an ancient one originating in the Semitic oral tradition possibly some several thousand years B.C.E, and probably got written down during the Babylonian captivity wherein […] Read more »