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Third Sunday after Pentecost

June 13, 2021

Our Gospel reading today comes from a unit of text that is often referred to as Jesus’ Parables Sermon. Mark has strung together four parables (along with one allegorical explanation)…


Solidarity

June 6, 2021

Solidarity is one of those words that’s bandied about pretty freely these days. Kind of like they do with awesome. I may be pleased to get a dinner reservation and…


Pentecost 2021

May 30, 2021

In the book of Acts, the second of his two-volume work, Luke gives us the story of the Day of Pentecost. It is a story familiar to many of us…


Getting Ready for What’s Next

May 16, 2021

How do you get ready for what’s next when you don’t know what’s next? Does it feel like we’ve been trying to do that very thing for the last year…


Finding Ascension in a Sunset

May 13, 2021

To be honest, the meaning and significance of the Ascension is no small mystery to me. I have been known to muddle the name of today’s major feast with other…


“Astounded!”

May 9, 2021

[and they] were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles” (Acts 10:45). Astounded. Throughout Scripture, many different words describe human reaction…


Abide in me as I abide in you

May 2, 2021

  Jesus said, “I am the vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. He removes every branch that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make…


Why does the resurrection matter?

April 18, 2021

Why does the resurrection matter? Or more specifically, why do the resurrection appearances matter? This morning, we hear about yet another resurrection appearance; this time from Luke’s gospel. AT the…


“If he is going then let us also go”

April 11, 2021

I love this story about St. Thomas - it makes me love St. Thomas because, to me, it’s so relatable. He’s so...reasonable. A man, a friend, who was quite clearly…


Easter Vigil and Easter Day

April 4, 2021

The liturgy of the Great Three Days ends this morning with the Easter Vigil. Over the course of this liturgy, we have been invited to dwell on pivotal disclosures of…