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Charlottesville and Three Lectionary Readings

I’ve been thinking how to express the emotional turmoil in me regarding Charlottesville.  I initially thought that I could write something combining lectionary readings from August 6 (Genesis 32:22-31, Jacob wrestling with the unnamed man) and August 13 (Matthew 14:22-33, … Continue reading

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We Must Denounce This

This was my sermon this morning based upon Isaiah 2:1-5.  The original title was “Hold Fast to Hope,” but I don’t think so now. The National Policy Institute sounds like a Washington public policy think tank.  Of course there are … Continue reading

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Who’s in the Road? Who are the Robbers?

I wrote this in the wake of the events this past week. This is my sermon delivered in Dalton, MA today, July 10. I used the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). The events this past week: • Alton … Continue reading

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On the Anniversary of Romero’s Assassination

This is the homily I preached for Maundy Thursday. Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated on this day in 1980 while he was celebrating mass in a small hospital chapel in San Salvador.  He was shot through an open door from … Continue reading

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Five Smooth Stones

This is the sermon I preached today, the fourth Sunday after the Pentecost.   I used the David and Goliath story, today’s lectionary reading (1 Samuel 17:1a, 4-11, 19-23, 32-49), to comment upon Wednesday’s shooting in Charleston. Wednesday’s shooting in Emanuel … Continue reading

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Acquital in Florida – It’s still about race

When I learned yesterday that George Zimmerman was innocent of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, I was surprised – I thought for sure he would be found guilty.  After all, a young unarmed man was shot … Continue reading

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