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The Wrathful Love of God

November 16, 2014, based on Zephaniah 1:7,12-18; Psalm 90:1-12; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; and Matthew 25:14-30. Fr. Matthew Kemp “You’re in trouble now.” We have all heard those words at some point, whether from the mouth of someone else or from within ourselves. We heard them as children when we were caught in the act of…

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We’re All in This Together

October 26, 2014, based on Leviticus Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18; Psalm 1; and Matthew 22:34-46 Matthew Kemp, Director of Christian Education and Outreach Ever since my first introduction to it in fourth grade, I have enjoyed the stories of Greek mythology.  One of my favorites is the story of the Trojan War.  A key episode of…

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How to Attend a Banquet

October 12, 2014, based on Matthew 22:1-14 Matthew Kemp, Director of Christian Education and Outreach Today’s Gospel consists of a rather interesting parable of Jesus. It begins like many of his parables do: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to…” But this parable has a number of surprising twists: the refusal of a lavish…

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The Gospel with a Twang

October 5, 2014, based on Isaiah 5:1-7, Psalm 80: 7-14, and Matthew 21:33-46 Fr. Benjamin Thomas Although some passages of Scripture are notoriously difficult to interpret, today’s readings do not pose a great interpretive challenge. If you have ever listened to country music, you can interpret today’s readings. In fact, today’s readings are built around…

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A Cause Worth Dying For

June 22, 2014, based on Matthew 10:24-39 Matthew Kemp, Director of Christian Education and Outreach I can only speak for myself, but I have long enjoyed a good war movie. Not so much for the violence per se, but more for the general presentation of the predicament of the characters. A group of people, often…

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