Sermon for the 6th Sunday after Pentecost 2016

S. Pentecost 6.16 “Slowly Sainted” Luke 9:51-62, I Kings 19 There is a Far Side cartoon that has inspired me far more than it should. These two gorillas are sitting next to an enormous pile of banana peels, their stomachs greatly distended from overeating. One gorilla says

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Sermon for the 4th Sunday after Pentecost 2016

S. Pentecost 4.16 “Simon Says…” Luke 7:36-8:3 Simon says what they were all thinking: “This looks bad!—this business with this woman falling all over Jesus and Jesus just, just… well, just not stopping it. Because it looks bad. The appearance of impropriety, man!” And we, knowing that

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Sermon for the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost 2016

S. Pentecost 3.16 “What A Friend…” Luke 7:11-17 Elijah had a problem. Well, a couple of problems. Maybe several problems. OK. Among the many and diverse problems Elijah had, the Big One was that his friends kept dying. In fact, after a while, there just wasn’t anyone

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