The Three-Dimensional Kingdom: Sermon for Christ the King (Proper 29B), 22 November 2015

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==================== A sermon offered on the Last Sunday after Pentecost, Christ the King, (Proper 29B, Track 1, RCL), November 22, 2015, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the …

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This is not how it’s supposed to be! – From the Daily Office Lectionary

This is not how it’s supposed to be! From the Daily Office Lectionary for Wednesday in the week of Proper 15, Year 1 (Pentecost 12, 2015) 2 Samuel 18:33 ~ The king was deeply moved, and went up to the …

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A Theology of Rape – From the Daily Office Lectionary

From the Daily Office Lectionary for Saturday in the week of Proper 14, Year 1 (Pentecost 11, 2015) 2 Samuel 16:22 ~ So they pitched a tent for Absalom upon the roof; and Absalom went in to his father’s concubines …

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Barzillai the Gileadite – From the Daily Office Lectionary

From the Daily Office Lectionary for Friday in the week of Proper 14, Year 1 (Pentecost 11, 2015) 2 Samuel 19:37 ~ [Barzillai the Gileadite said to David,] “Please let your servant return, so that I may die in my …

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Pray for Ali Dawabsheh – From the Daily Office Lectionary

From the Daily Office Lectionary for Friday in the week of Proper 12, Year 1 (Pentecost 9, 2015) 2 Samuel 5:6-8 ~ The king and his men marched to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, who said …

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Overflowing Abundance: Sermon for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 12B, 26 July 2015)

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==================== A sermon offered on Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 12B, Track 1, RCL), July 26, 2015, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are 2 Samuel …

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Neither Hot Nor Cold: A Sermon of Ecclesial Disappointment – 12 July 2015

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==================== A sermon offered on Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 10B, Track 1, RCL), July 12, 2015, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are 2 Samuel …

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Parabolic Poetry, Parabolic Focus – Sermon for Pentecost 3B (14 June 2015)

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==================== A sermon offered on the Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 14, 2015, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13; Psalm 20; 2 …

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Mary Is No Different: Sermon for Advent 4B – December 21, 2014

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==================== A sermon offered, on the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B, December 21, 2014, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day, RCL Advent 4B, were 2 …

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Facebook friends with God – From the Daily Office – August 19, 2013

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From the Second Book of Samuel: Now Absalom had set Amasa over the army in the place of Joab. Amasa was the son of a man named Ithra the Ishmaelite, who had married Abigal daughter of Nahash, sister of Zeruiah, …

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