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Preacher Party: Wilderness of Judea Edition

Welcome to the second Sunday in the season of Advent! Today’s Gospel lesson brings us the story of John the Baptist, baptizing believers as they confessed their sins, shouting accusations at the Pharisees and Sadducees, and prophesying the coming of the Messiah. 555 more words


Zechariah's Proclamation

Luke 1:76-79 (NLT)

“And you, my little son,
    will be called the prophet of the Most High,
    because you will prepare the way for the Lord.
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Luke 3

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A Baptism of Repentance

It is tempting to have an image of John as a bit of a hairy maverick, living in the desert and welcoming all comers to an informal baptism ceremony.   309 more words


In the wilderness

A reflection for Advent 2, Year A prepared for Red Door Healing Service, Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Friday, December 2, 2016

Matthew 3:1-12…

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Being Normal Almost Killed Me

“I used to be normal.”

John (not his real name) pushed his words out two or three at a time, as if someone were turning an .mp3 file on and off at haphazard intervals. 896 more words

Justice shall flourish ... and fullness of peace for ever.

The readings for this, the second Sunday of Advent are here.

The Utopian vision in Isaiah’s first reading, gives us some idea of what was wrong with the world in the time this text was developed. 1,269 more words


The kingdom at hand: who comes

11 I am baptizing you with water, for repentance, but the one who is coming after me is mightier than I. I am not worthy to carry his sandals. 1,076 more words