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The Resistance Continues…

The election of Donald Trump, a fascist demagogue, to the most powerful office in the world, is just one more of those dark moments in history when Christians have to remind ourselves that the kingdom we seek is not of … Continue reading

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Connecting with God’s Life

The three readings for next Sunday, the 32nd in Ordinary Time for YearC, can be seen to be united by one theme: people of faith are united with the creative life of the eternal God. No matter what changes and … Continue reading

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Humility before God

Goodies and Baddies? We humans find it much too easy to dismiss those we disagree with as evil or stupid, which leaves us feeling that we ourselves are both good and wise. However, when we come before God in prayer … Continue reading

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The Heart of the Covenant

The four texts set down as our readings for this Sunday, the 29th in Ordinary Time, work together to reinforce a single message: what a wonderful privilege it is that we are invited to experience an intimate spiritual relationship with … Continue reading

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Missional texts for today…

The four RCL texts for this coming Sunday, the 28th in Ordinary Time in Year C, contain a wealth of insights into our life as God’s people on a mission, beginning with difficulties experienced by ancient Israel as they struggled … Continue reading

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Who is Boss?

One of my favorite memories of the second season of the Blackadder series is of those moments when Queenie would rather archly ask her courtiers, “Who is Queen?”, if they forgot to be their usual obsequious selves in her presence. … Continue reading

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The Final Sanction

This Sunday’s gospel reading, Luke 16:19-31, is the great climax to this writer’s sustained argument against disparities of riches and wealth in the church, in Israel and in the world in general. Put simply, the Kingdom of God that Jesus … Continue reading

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“You cannot serve God and wealth”

Jesus’ clear statement ending this Sunday’s gospel reading may seem confusing, given the story he has just told about the shonky dealings of a dishonest estate manager. If so, it is probably because we misunderstand the story in its ancient … Continue reading

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A sign of God’s grace?

What sort of faith community are we, really? This is Luke’s probing question for us in next Sunday’s gospel reading. Do we actively seek out and welcome those around us who are being touched by the Spirit? Can outsiders look … Continue reading

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You wannabe a disciple?

Jesus was quite popular at times. “Large crowds” followed him around Galilee, according to Luke. Jesus was not looking for popularity as such, but for a dedicated band of disciples committed to extending his mission into the wider world. To … Continue reading

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