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Category Archives: Matthew Kieswetter

“We are but worthless slaves…” …But are we?!”: The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Another enigmatic parable from Jesus in the this Gospel we’ve been working through. It’s not particularly motivational, or inspiring. I don’t think it would really play well to the crowds. We’ll never seen it inside a Hallmark card. It’s not printed on big banners displayed at our church friends’ baptism or confirmation (nor piped in […]

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The Great, Cold Distance: The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, September 25, 2022: Luke 16:19-31 A while back a fe people from our parish and diocese read one, or in some cases, two, novels from the ’90s by Octavia Butler: The Parable of the Sower and the Parable of the Talents. Both are classified as ‘dystopian fiction’ — novels about the future of our […]

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A Dastardly Character, a Confusing Parable: The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

As many folks here know, one of the things I like to do is look at movies through the lens of our faith, hence the monthly or so movie discussions that our church hosts on the internet. And before I came to St. Andrew’s Leslie and I hosted movie nights at our old church. There […]

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What Once Was Lost…: The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, September 11, 2022: Luke 15:1-10 There was one summer a bit less than ten years ago when I was on an internship just north of Sauble Beach and Wiarton. [My wife] Leslie’s birthday is at the end of July, and she was up visiting. The tourism board was running a campaign that year where […]

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Counting the Cost of Discipleship: The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, September 4, 2022: Jeremiah 18:1-11 Luke 14:25-33 I have a couple of boxes under my desk in my office, where I keep all my old sermons, and notes, and other related things. That way I figure I don’t always have to reinvent the wheel, especially when there’s a particularly tough reading. I’ve been here […]

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