Chaotic Water – From the Daily Office – February 1, 2014

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From the Gospel of John: When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, got into a boat, and started across the lake to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. The lake …

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The Hard Road to the Narrow Gate – From the Daily Office – June 1, 2013

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From the Book of Deuteronomy: You must follow exactly the path that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live, and that it may go well with you, and that you may live long in the …

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A Thing of Power – From the Daily Office – April 15, 2013

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From the Book of Daniel: Daniel, who was called Belteshazzar, was severely distressed for a while. (From the Daily Office Lectionary – Daniel 4:19a (NRSV) – April 15, 2013.) This renaming of Daniel by King Nebuchadnezzar intrigues me. Earlier in …

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The Whole World is Irish on March 17 – Sermon for the Feast of St. Patrick – March 17, 2013

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==================== This sermon was preached on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (Episcopal Sanctorale Lectionary, Patrick of Ireland: Psalm 97:1-2,7-12; Ezekiel 36:33-38; and Matthew 28:16-20. These lessons can be read …

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The Ash Wednesday Exhortation – Sermon for the First Sunday in Lent – February 17, 2013

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==================== This sermon was preached on Sunday, February 17, 2013, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (Revised Common Lectionary, Lent 1, Year C: Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 91:1-2,9-16; Romans 10:8b-13; and Luke 4:1-13. These lessons …

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We Are All Called to Martyrdom – From the Daily Office – December 26, 2012

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From the Book of Acts: While they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” Then he knelt down and cried out in a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said …

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Straining to See God – From the Daily Office – August 22, 2012

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From the Psalms: Out of the depths have I called to you, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice; let your ears consider well the voice of my supplication. If you, Lord, were to note what is done amiss, O Lord, …

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Lady Wisdom & Questions God Is Never Going to Ask – Sermon for Pentecost 12, Proper 15B – August 19, 2012

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==================== This sermon was preached on Sunday, August 19, 2012, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (Revised Common Lectionary, Proper 15B: Proverbs 9:1-6; Psalm 34:9-14; Ephesians 5:15-20; and John 6:51-58) ==================== As I may …

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The Blessed Wedding at Cana – From the Daily Office Lectionary – August 10, 2012

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From John’s Gospel: Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that …

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You Stupid Celts! – From the Daily Office – June 7, 2012

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Paul wrote: You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly exhibited as crucified! The only thing I want to learn from you is this: Did you receive the Spirit by doing …

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