Monthly Archives: August 2014

Proper 17a 2014: Faith is a verb

Exodus 3:1-15 Romans 12:9-21 Matthew 16:21-28 Frederick Buechner writes, Faith is better understood as a verb than as a noun, as a process than as a possession. It is on-again-off-again rather than once-and-for-all. Faith is not being sure where you … Continue reading

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Proper 16a 2014: Face to Face

Exodus 1:8-2:10,  Matthew 16:13-20 We are in a time of transition. There was creation, and it was good. There was an ark, tevah, built, lined with bitumen and pitch. We are in the time of transition in our bible story, … Continue reading

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Proper 15a 2014: Kyrie

Matthew 15:21-28 Jesus has just done verbal battle with the scribes and Pharisees in Jerusalem. He retreats, or tries to, and that’s where we pick up the story. Now it was improper for a woman to address a man in … Continue reading

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