Monthly Archives: July 2016

Pentecost 11

Reuben Smith liked his comfort. Reuben lived in Buffalo, N.Y., and like most of the citizens of the snowy north, he probably spent a lot of time indoors, stretched out by the fire. When Reuben sensed that he was headed … Continue reading

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Pentecost 10

That Abraham was one gutsy dude.  Bargaining with God doesn’t seem like the wisest course of action, but Abraham made it work.  “Take the story of Sodom and Gomorrah.  God, having heard the outcry against these two towns whose sins … Continue reading

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Pentecost 9

So the priests of the Burlington Convocation have a weekly breakfast meeting, and so pretty much every Thursday at 7:30am I’m at the Golden Dawn diner down in Burlington with around a dozen of my fellow clerics. One morning a … Continue reading

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Pentecost 8

A Samaritan scholar once said, “We Samaritans and you Jews are both heirs of the ancient Israelite tradition.  We Samaritans carry the authentic tradition, whereas you who have lived to the south of us are the heretics.  The Torah says … Continue reading

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Pentecost 7

It’s definitely summer now, the signs are everywhere. Not only is it consistently hot, but thunder is heard from the sky and from the fireworks after the Trenton Thunder games. It’s summer because I’ve managed to actually finish a book … Continue reading

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