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I Christmas (A)

So now we come to the time of year for making New Year’s resolutions.  And I only have one thing to say to you about making those resolutions. Don’t.   The problem with New Year’s resolutions is, first of all, that they don’t work. We vow to lose weight or get in shape or whatever, […]

CHRISTMAS, 2013

I want to look with you at the family in the stable. And I want to see them as they really are, not as we see them on Christmas cards or in ads. Whether the story as the Gospel writers tell it is historically or geographically accurate is not nearly as important as whether it […]

Entry with Post Format “Video”

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Out to the Shepherds

Isaiah 9:2-7, Luke 2:1-20 Reverend Stephen Caine   2: 1 “In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 All went to their own towns to be registered. 4 Joseph also […]

4 ADVENT (A)

Bicycle Story God is about to smuggle himself into our world. We stand at the borders of our souls, expecting a glorious, conquering hero to come. After all, this is the infinite Lord of the universe. This is the one who the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins calls, “The heaven-flung, heart-fleshed, maiden-furled, Miracle-in-Mary-of-Flame.” How can God […]

3 ADVENT (A)

John was disappointed; He had wanted Jesus to be the mighty warrior who drove out the Romans. He believed that the Messiah would bring the reign of God to the earth with power and triumph and glory. Instead, Jesus had wandered around the countryside teaching and healing and bringing reconciliation. There was no army, no […]

The Importance of Questions

Psalm 17:1-8, Job 19:23-27, Luke 20:27-38 Reverend Stephen Caine   20: 27Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to him 28 and asked him a question, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, leaving a wife but no children, the man shall marry the widow and raise up […]

Heaven can’t wait

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Prayer for the Old

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