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Tzedakah

Year A Isaiah 45:21-25 Philippians 2:5-11 Psalm 98 John 12:31-36a May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… Hurricane Sally hit the gulf coast this week… and there’s a climate crisis that’s in various stages of acknowledgement or denial… wildfires are burning out of control up and down the west coast…...

Denarii and Talents

Year A Genesis 50:15-21 Psalm 103:1-13 Romans 14:1-12 Matthew 18:21-35 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… There are people I don’t want to forgive… for the things they’ve done… or for the things they’ve said… or for how I’ve felt about what they’ve done or said… not no way…...

Community and Accountability

Year A Ezekiel 33:7-11 Psalm 119:33-40 Romans 13:8-14 Matthew 18:15-20 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… I once attended a gathering of about three-thousand people… we met in a convention center in Washington DC… in a large auditorium… with stadium seating… sweeping down to a large stage… and at...

Dreams & Nightmares

Last November, I wrote about my hope that we would have 20/20 vision for and in the new year. That we’d be able to see in sharp focus what’s up close, and to discern what’s far away –– to perceive “the signs of the times” (as in Matthew 16:3). But few of us could...

Rocks and Blocks

Year A Jeremiah 15:15-21 Psalm 26:1-8  Romans 12:9-21 Matthew 16:21-28 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… Peter was on the right track… last week Peter was a rock star… at Caesarea Philippi he proclaimed Jesus the Messiah… the Son of the living God… he answered Jesus’ question well… so...