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The Folly of Man.

“And the king was exceedingly sorry, but because of his oaths and his guests he did not want to break his word to her. And immediately the king sent an executioner with orders to bring John’s head. 290 more words


Don't Be Afraid to Go Back On Your Words (Sermon)

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached on Sunday, July 15. The gospel reading was Mark 6:14-29, the story of John the Baptist’s death.  1,141 more words


Trinity 7

This sermon was given by our Reader Christine on Sunday 15 July 2018.

During the last few weeks, others and myself have found ourselves listening to and reading about how people have answered God’s call on their lives to serve him and his people, which has not always been easy. 1,211 more words

Off with his head

Today I preached at Nelmes United Reformed Church in Hornchurch. They follow the “Revised Common Lectionary” so I worked the Bible reading scheduled for today which you can find here: … 1,783 more words


If compassion were king

The readings for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost in Year B include the story of John the Baptist’s beheading by Herod

There’s a whole lot that could be said about King Herod Antipas, son of Herod the Great, who left little greatness in his own wake. 1,583 more words

Lectionary Reflection

In All the Murk

Mark 16:14-29


I think most of you know I wasn’t raised in the church.

I came to the Christian faith through a series of tough life events during my adolescence. 1,604 more words


Sermon - The Eighth Sunday After Pentecost - July 15, 2018

Sermon for The Eighth Sunday After Pentecost (Proper 10 B RCL) preached in my role as Priest-in-Charge Christ Episcopal Church Middletown, New Jersey – July 15, 2018. 6 more words