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How To Get What You (Don't) Deserve

If you are a member of the American Mafia (Cosa Nostra for you real die hards) you may be familiar with the term “sleeping with the fishes.” It is a way of describing the fatal ending to someone who opposes the work or life of organized crime. 818 more words

FORGIVENESS: Jonah's Legacy, by Janet Howe Gaines

From Forgiveness in a Wounded World

We recall our terrible past so that we can deal with it, to forgive where forgiveness is necessary, without forgetting; to ensure that never again will such inhumanity tear us apart. 

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Year A Proper 20: Jonah and anti-Jonah

Poor, petulant Jonah. If he couldn’t give the Ninevites hell, he wanted to at least give them purgatory.

I’ve done all of this work, he said, endured all of this drama: the running away the wailing and gnashing of teeth, the getting thrown to the whale with its gnashing teeth, swallowed from the sea and spit up on the shore. 1,129 more words


Sermon: Shade Trees and Grape Vines - Animating Anger in the Service of God

Jonah 3:10-4:11
Matthew 20:1-16

And the LORD said, “is it right for you to be angry?” – Jonah 4:4 (NRSV)

In the name of great God who is Creating, Liberating, and Sustaining. 1,196 more words


First Solo Service - the sequel

This morning, I lead my first service as an On Trial Preacher. It was a morning of firsts as it was also the first time I had preached in a URC church. 634 more words


Sunday, September 21: Jonah Speaks (Jonah 3:10-4:11)

My name’s Jonah – maybe you’ve heard of me? Yeah, yeah, you know – I’m the guy who had the unique pleasure of spending three days and nights sitting in the digestive tract of a large fish. 1,353 more words

Jeremiah 46: The Problem of Disobedience

In Jeremiah 46, we hear the ultimate reason that God did not want the people of Israel to go to Egypt. Babylon was going to come in and take over the land. 344 more words