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The 14th Sunday after Pentecost; John 6:56-69

I’m a sucker for “list” books. Just a random selection from my bookshelves; “The Big Questions: Philosophy”, “The Big Questions: Mathematics”, and “The Big Questions: God”. Also “50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know” and “50 Mathematics Ideas You Really Need to Know.” Then, “30-Second Quantum Theory: The 50 most though-provoking quantum concepts each […]

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The 13th Sunday after Pentecost; Psalm 111:9, Ephesians 5:15-20, John 6:51-58

In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, there is an exchange between the Prince of Denmark and Polonius (father of Ophelia). Hamlet asks him to take good care of some visiting actors. Polonius fatuously replies, My Lord, I will use them according to their desert. Hamlet retorts, God’s bodkin, man, much better: use every man after his desert, and […]

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The 12th Sunday after Pentecost; John 6:35, 41-51

Today’s Gospel lesson from the 6th chapter of John is read on the 3rd Sunday in a series of five in which Jesus describes himself as the bread of life. But there is a secondary theme in these lessons, one that also runs through the entire 6th chapter of John. That is what happens at […]

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The 11th Sunday after Pentecost; John 6:24–35

Note: This sermon was preached at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener, at an annual joint Holy Eucharist on the 1st Sunday of August, using Lutheran liturgy and presider, and an Anglican preacher. If you were paying attention last Sunday, you might noted that the Gospel reading had switched from the Gospel of Mark to the […]

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The Walls Between Us: The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

July 22, 2018: Jeremiah 23:1-6 Ephesians 2:11-22 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

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