psalms

Downward Mobility

September 20, 2015, based on Jeremiah 11:8-20, Psalm 54, James 3:13-4:8, and Mark 9:30-37 Fr. Benjamin Thomas If you have been reading through the Bible with me this year, the Old Testament lesson was a little reminder of the prophet Jeremiah’s remarkably unpleasant life which we read through just a few weeks ago. Jeremiah’s life…

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Pavlov’s Miracle

July 26, 2015, based on 2 Kings 4: 42-44, Psalm 145, John 6:1-21 Fr. Benjamin Thomas The eyes of all wait upon thee, O Lord, and thou givest them their meat in due season. Thou openest thine hand, and fillest all things living with plenteousness. During the last decade of the 19th century, a Russian…

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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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Feeling anxious?

March 31, 2014, based on 1 Samuel 16, Psalm 23, and John 9 Fr. Benjamin Thomas Reading through the lessons for this week, I was struck by the unusual number of questions I found in these texts: How long will you grieve over Saul? How can I go? Do you come peaceably? Are all your…

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