The Parable of the Talents – Sermon for Pentecost 24, RCL Proper 28A

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the 24th Sunday after Pentecost, November 19, 2017, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the service, …

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I Pondered the Works of God – From the Daily Office – August 7, 2014

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From the Psalter: I will ponder the glorious splendor of your majesty and all your marvelous works. (From the Daily Office Lectionary – Psalm 145:5 (BCP Version) – August 7, 2014) This morning, I woke up from a dream, grabbed …

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“The cattle are dying; invest in vultures” – From the Daily Office – July 29, 2014

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From the Book of Judges: Then the Israelites did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and worshiped the Baals; and they abandoned the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who had brought them out of the land …

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Bible Study – From the Daily Office – December 19, 2013

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From the Gospel according to Matthew: [Jesus said:] “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.” (From the Daily …

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The Things We Do for Love – From the Daily Office – August 18, 2012

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From the Book of Judges: Delilah said to Samson, “Please tell me what makes your strength so great, and how you could be bound, so that one could subdue you.” Samson said to her, “If they bind me with seven …

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Traditional Biblical Marriage: Say What!? – From the Daily Office – August 9, 2012

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From John’s Gospel: Now Gideon had seventy sons, his own offspring, for he had many wives. His concubine who was in Shechem also bore him a son, and he named him Abimelech. Then Gideon son of Joash died at a …

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Carb Loading on Jesus – From the Daily Office – August 5, 2012

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From the Book of Judges: Gideon went into his house and prepared a kid, and unleavened cakes from an ephah of flour; the meat he put in a basket, and the broth he put in a pot, and brought them …

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Raunchy, Glorious Hope – From the Daily Office – August 4, 2012

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From the Book of Judges: Most blessed of women be Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, of tent-dwelling women most blessed. He asked water and she gave him milk, she brought him curds in a lordly bowl. She put …

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Ordained Ministry: The Full Inclusion of Women – From the Daily Office – August 2, 2012

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From the Book of Judges: At that time Deborah, a prophetess, wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel. She used to sit under the palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim; and the Israelites came …

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