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Psalm 56 on Veterans Day

In the standard cycle of Psalms for every morning and evening of the month, the 11th day’s morning begins with Psalm 56.  Although this cycle of Psalm-praying was established centuries before the Great War, let alone the institution of Remembrance … Continue reading

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Give Unto Caesar

This is my homily for 22 October 2017, on Isaiah 45:1-7 & Matthew 22:15-22. Today we’ve got a fun couple of Scripture readings to deal with.  The main one we’re going to address is the Gospel reading, containing Jesus’ famous teaching … Continue reading

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Patriotism and the Church’s Agenda

A thorny question that always pops up this time of year (and seems to get thornier with each passing year) is how and to what extent the churches should acknowledge Independence Day here in the USA.  A lot of Christians … Continue reading

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Are we there yet?

“Are we there yet?”  Between the goings-on of the season, and all the snow we’ve already gotten, you might be feeling that way too.  Isn’t it Christmas already?  How can it still be a week away?  Well, fun fact, this … Continue reading

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King Ahasuerus: to fear or not to fear

This is my sermon on the prologue of the book of Esther (1:1-2:4). Ah, the book of Esther… those who grew up going to Christian Sunday School classes are probably already familiar with the basic story.  But, unlike a lot … Continue reading

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The End is not The End

This is a homily on 2 Chronicles 36 for Grace Anglican Church upon Passion Sunday 2016. Passion Sunday begins “Passiontide,” a relic of days when Holy Week had a warm-up week beforehand.  We’re all familiar with Palm Sunday which brings … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day (remembrance day)

Separated by ten days, the Church’s feast of All Saints (Nov. 1st) and the State’s holiday of Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11th) have a lot in common.  Both are opportunities in the course of otherwise-ordinary life when our community at large … Continue reading

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