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The knock at the door was timid, almost inaudible.
Caiaphas took his candle and opened the door a crack. Just enough for the light to cast on a familiar face from the crowd. 539 more words

Gospel Story

God is Faithful despite our faithlessness

Pentecost +3  – God is Faithful despite our faithlessness

a homily by Mother Beth

The First Reading from  Genesis 21:8-21

8The child grew, and was weaned; and Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.9But Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, playing with her son Isaac.  1,816 more words

Drive Fast and Take Chances: A Sermon for the Third Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 7A)

Below is the sermon I preached yesterday (25 June 2017) at The Church of the Redeemer.  It was a powerful day at the Redeemer as we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the laying and blessing of the corner stone, and it was also my last Sunday at the Redeemer.   2,121 more words

Life In A Parish

Where is the Second?

We have seen the revelations so many times.
Thought the horsemen mounting up.
Thought it hidden in a comet
Or a leader.

Do we, like the tired townspeople, 234 more words

Gospel Story

Grounded in Hope

Several years ago my lifelong faith journey took a sudden and unexpected turn.  Nothing unusual in this, really.  Suffice it to say that  following Jesus had led me to a new church home where I have been fully embraced. 170 more words


Go, have no fear, take risks, and share the Good News - a sermon

You can hear this sermon on the Christ Church website, or read it here.

It was pointed out to me after last Sunday that thanks to a couple of baptisms and Vacation Bible School, I had escaped a pretty difficult Gospel passage for another three years.  1,415 more words


Mr. Jefferson on fiction

Summer is always a time for alterations in normal habits.  A habit of mine is to read non-fiction.  However, while reading recently of the origins of human rights as a new discovery of the 18th century ( “Inventing Human Rights: A History” by Dr. 589 more words