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The 17th Sunday after Pentecost; The Propers of the Day

In the 2nd half of the 19th century Horatio Alger wrote over one hundred books for boys. Extremely popular in their days, they survived well into the 20th century. Some of you may have read some of them; you really only needed to read one; Alger was a formula writer, and virtually all his books […]

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The 13th Sunday After Pentecost; Luke 14:25-33

Labour Day was last Sunday, schools restarted on Tuesday, the universities and colleges have moved in their 1st year students, lectures will start tomorrow. Despite the astronomical calendar, Summer is officially over. But I want to hang onto relaxation and lazy summer days; reading in the garden, walking around in shorts, deck shoes, and a […]

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The 5th Sunday after Pentecost; Luke 10:25–37

It happens like clockwork; every 3 years, on the first or second Sunday of July, the Parable of the Good Samaritan rolls around once again as the Gospel. And just as regularly perhaps 9 out of 10 preachers in the land will do their best to hammer out some kind of a new take on […]

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The 4th Sunday After Pentecost; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

He was a young man, a pawnbroker’s apprentice in Nottingham, living in two very different worlds; Sunday a world of Methodist chapel, respectability, clean Sunday-best clothes; weekdays a world of poverty, dirt, blasphemy, drunkenness. Monday morning to Saturday night in the pawnshop he dealt with the poorest of the poor and the lowest of the […]

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The Day of Pentecost; Acts 2:1-21

Sometimes we should listen to our long departed parents, even when we’ve become seniors ourselves, like me. I should have remembered, “Don’t talk to strangers!” It was about a year ago, and I was actually shopping for some travel guide books in preparation for our vacation in Newfoundland. Having found what little they had, I […]

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