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Homily on looking at things a different way

24 Hour News is very depressing isn’t it? No wonder some people give up watching the News and just seek entertainment. And then there are those endless charity appeals, especially at this time of the year! 1,014 more words

Living Towards the End

Sermon on Isaiah 11:1-10 and Matthew 3:1-12k for the 2nd Sunday in Advent, Year A, Dec. 4, 2016

Matthew 3:1-12

In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said,

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Peace on Earth? Repent!

Our two scripture readings this morning seem to have nothing in common.  First, there’s the very Christmasy vision of peace on earth from the prophet Isaiah.  868 more words


Daily Gospel Reading - Matthew 3:1-12

The Preaching of John the Baptist

3 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” 3 For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying: 266 more words


The Leaning Church of Grace

This has been quite the week. I’ve seen, and at times, been in the middle of what seemed to be a christian social media “superstorm.” It all revolved around the mounting allegations against this already disgraced former pastor. 1,503 more words


What True Repentance Looks Like

Last night I was studying my scriptures.  And as often happens to me, one reference leads me to another and I ended up on this General Conference Talk from October 2016: … 2,003 more words