The Perfect Scorecard: A Funeral Homily (James McKee, 28 July 2016)

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston at the funeral of James William McKee, July 28, 2016, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the …

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Sincerely Held Religious Belief: A Sonnet (27 May 2016)

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Sincerely Held Religious Belief “But what is truth?” the Roman prefect sighed; and was not answered by sincerity. The heartfelt falsehood is still just a lie, while truth invites to uncertainty. A sincerely held religious belief – a rattle portending …

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Good With Death: A Pastor’s Lament ~ A Poem (23 May 2016)

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Good With Death: A Pastor’s Lament They say I’m good with death; I do death well, they say. “That was lovely,” they murmur as they go. At the reception, I sip my wine (No, I don’t! I guzzle it. I …

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Maple Leaf Colors – A Poem (23 May 2016)

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Maple Leaf Colors And so I wandered through the day picking bits of plans strewn across the floor Sunlight filtered maple leaf colors illumined forgotten schemes again The cat looks up lazy amber eyes questioning what did you expect? they …

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A Wedding Homily – Sunday, 15 May 2016

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston at the Blessing of the Civil Marriage of Christopher William White and Robert William Powell, May 15, 2016, to the people assembled at First Congregational Church, 91 South Main …

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Stairway to Heaven – Sermon for Easter 4C – April 17, 2016

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==================== A sermon offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 17, 2016, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day …

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Between Two Fires – Sermon for the 3rd Sunday of Easter – 10 April 2016

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==================== A sermon offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Third Sunday of Easter, April 10, 2016, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day …

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God Is the Question – Sermon for Easter 2, Year C (3 April 2016)

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==================== A sermon offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Second Sunday of Easter, April 3, 2016, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day …

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Claim the Openness! Claim the Kingdom! – A Reflection on April, Politics, and Marriage

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==================== A “Rector’s Reflection” offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector, in the April 2016 edition of the parish newsletter, St. Paul’s Epistle. ==================== …

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Standing on Holy Ground (Sermon for Lent 3, RCL Year C) – 28 February 2016

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==================== A sermon offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Third Sunday in Lent, February 28, 2016, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day …

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