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Coming to Your Senses: Sunday, October 30, 2022

The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost; Reformation Sunday Luke 19:1-10 The usual custom when a preacher or a would-be prophet is doing well out on the circuit, is for him to accept an invite from a pious local dignitary: someone upstanding, a pillar of the meeting-house, a bit of a connoisseur of the finer points of […]

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The 20th Sunday After Pentecost; Luke 18:9-14

Back in the day when I was a parish priest in Scarborough I had a colleague who liked to get the Sunday School to act out parables when they were part of the Gospel instead of actually reading the text. He once told me about the problem he had with the Good Samaritan. Everybody wanted […]

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Inspiration, Faith, and Prayer: The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday, October 16, 2022: Jeremiah 31:27-34 Luke 18:1-8 Prayer is a layered and maybe even fraught topic these days, even amongst people within the Church. I expect there is a diversity in our prayer lives, and our experiences of prayer. Not to mention our thoughts on prayer, like how or if it works (or even […]

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“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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