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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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Why the Trinity?

Trinity Sunday, May 31, 2015, based on Romans 8:12-17 and John 3:1-17 Fr. Matthew Kemp The church is out of touch with contemporary culture. We know this from a very recent study released by the Pew Research Center titled, “America’s Changing Religious Landscape.” It surveyed people across the nation on their religious affiliation, and then…

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What Does It Mean to Be a Christian?

March 1, 2015, based on Romans 4:13-25 and Mark 8:31-38 Fr. Matthew Kemp In the late 1960s a small town in Washington state held a contest to determine who was the “best Christian” in their community.  The award was finally given to one Mr. Miller, the owner of a local dry goods store.  Mr. Miller…

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A Matter of Opinion

September 14, 2014, based on Romans 14:1-12 Matthew Kemp, Director of Christian Education and Outreach When I was about 10, I was talking to a friend about what foods we liked. He told me that one of his favorites was ramen noodles–those cheap individually-wrapped, sodium-filled noodles so popular among desperate college students. But my friend…

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Freedom through Surrender

July 6, 2014, based on Romans 7:15-25a Matthew Kemp, Director of Christian Education and Outreach “I just can’t help myself.”  How often have we heard–or made–that excuse!  Whether it is about another piece of cake, a joke or comment at someone else’s expense, or the purchase of some desired but unneeded accessory, we are surprisingly…

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A Matter of Life and Death

April 6, 2014, based on Romans 8:6-11 and John 11:1-45 Matthew Kemp, Director of Christian Education and Outreach If you have spent any length of time here in this Cathedral, you have no doubt noticed the beautiful stained-glass windows that surround the walls. You have probably noticed as well that they are all events from…

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