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People of the Resurrection

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the … Continue reading

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What Wondrous Love is This (Homily, Renewal of Vows)

Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they … Continue reading

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Easter Message: A Love that Refuses to Die

Sitting in church at a funeral for my friend’s mom, I heard as if for the first time a familiar Scripture passage, more typically read at weddings:   Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful … Continue reading

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How Can I Have Faith: Pivotal Circumstances

Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out! John 11:43 In 1991, at the height of his television acting career, Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease. For the next seven years Fox struggled privately with … Continue reading

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To See or Not to See

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but … Continue reading

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Seeing Through God’s Eyes (Third in a series, How Can I Have Faith?)

The Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearances or on the height of his stature . . . for the Lord does not see as mortals see. They look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks … Continue reading

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A Little Goes a Long Way (Second in a series, How Can I Have Faith?)

Jesus said, “All things can be done for the one who believes.” Immediately the father cried out, “I believe; help my unbelief!” Mark 9: 23-24 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” The Lord replied, “If you had … Continue reading

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On Our Watch (sermon for the House of Bishops)

There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these … Continue reading

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How Can I Have Faith?

There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these … Continue reading

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Immigrants and Refugees: A Call for Compassion

March 02, 2017 you have to understand, that no one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land no one burns their palms under trains beneath carriages no one spends days and nights in … Continue reading

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