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Pentecost 20

If you’re anything like me, you’ve absorbed much of the total catalog of rock ‘n’ roll without thinking too hard about what the lyrics mean to say. For example, I’ve heard the Beatles sing Taxman at least 1000 times since … Continue reading

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Pentecost 19

Occasionally I’ll use the pulpit to advocate an almost indefensible opinion on food or admit that I dislike something in popular culture that everyone else seems to love. I thought I’d get a lot of flack for admitting that I … Continue reading

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Pentecost 18

As Benjamin Franklin famously wrote, “In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria.” If old Ben was right about one of those things, it’s that in water, there was and is certainly bacteria. … Continue reading

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Pentecost 17

“Oooohhh, burn!” Every here a kid say that (or even one of my very mature friends)? Someone gets a nice one-liner in, a quick but harmless teasing insult, and if it’s funny enough, “Oooohhh, burn!” You got burned. “What do … Continue reading

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Pentecost 16

As you might expect, people ask priests lots of questions about God, and I’m not an exception to this rule. The best questions come from kids, of course, who aren’t held back by any sense of decorum or the need … Continue reading

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Pentecost 15

This is my favorite time of the year. Football is back, the Church School and Choir are back, the fall air is here so I’m not sweating up here, and I love fall activities like looking at the leaves and … Continue reading

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Pentecost 10

“In 1986 the level of the Sea of Galilee was extraordinarily low. Marine archaeologists discovered an ancient fishing boat in mud along its northwest shore, a little north of ancient Magdala (modern Migdal). Basing themselves on the type of construction, … Continue reading

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