Life within Death

June 28, 2015, based on Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24; and Mark 5:21-43 Fr. Matthew Kemp “God did not make death, and he does not delight in the death of the living.” (Wisdom 1:13) As you all probably know, my father passed away just a few weeks ago. And as happens when a family member dies, we…

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Casting a Shadow

From February 2, 2014, The Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, based on Luke 2:22-40 Fr. Benjamin Thomas   “This child is destined for the rising and falling of many in Israel, and to be a sign that is opposed.” If somebody knows only one thing about philosophy, chances are it’s Plato’s…

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The Gospel of Three Dimensions

From Sunday, November 10, 2013, based on Luke 20:27-38 Fr. Benjamin Thomas Recently, I rediscovered a charming pice of fiction called Flatland. Flatland is novella about a world that is perfectly flat, and consequently, the people who live appear as geometric shapes of various types. Viewed from above, this world looks a lot like a…

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