Nostalgia Is a Lie: Brexit & Plowing (Sermon for Pentecost 6, Proper 8C)

http://thefunstons.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Brexit-flags-300x200.jpg

==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, June 26, 2016, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day …

Posted in Anglican, Bible, Christianity, Church, England, Episcopal, Eucharist, First Kings, Galatians, Ireland, John, Law, Lectionary, Luke, Politics, Prayer, Psalms, Religion, Scotland, Scripture, Sermons, Spirituality, Theology, Wales, Worship | 1 Comment

Don’t Carry All That Baggage – From the Daily Office Lectionary

From the Daily Office Lectionary for Saturday in the week of Proper 11, Daily Office Year 1 (Pentecost 8, 2015) Mark 6:7-9 ~ He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority …

Posted in Anglican, Bible, Christianity, Church, Daily Office, England, Episcopal, Ireland, Lectionary, Mark, Psalms, Religion, Scotland, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology, Travel, Wales, Worship | Leave a comment

Unknown Ailments – From the Daily Office – January 15, 2014

http://thefunstons.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Low-Back-Pain-300x300.jpg

From the Letter to the Hebrews: Since, therefore, the children share flesh and blood, he himself likewise shared the same things, so that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, …

Posted in Anglican, Bible, Christianity, Church, Daily Office, Episcopal, Health, Hebrews, Lectionary, Prayer, Religion, Scotland, Spirituality, Theology, Worship | Leave a comment

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

http://thefunstons.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Icon-Saint-Patrick-233x300.jpg

==================== 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 …

Posted in Anglican, Bible, Celtic, Christianity, Church, Commemoration of Saints, England, Eucharist, Ezekiel, Ireland, Lectionary, Matthew, Ministry, Prayer, Psalms, Religion, Scotland, Sermons, Spirituality, Theology, Worship | Leave a comment

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

http://thefunstons.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/saint_stephen-218x300.jpg

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 …

Posted in Acts, Anglican, Bible, Celtic, Christmas, Church, Daily Office, Ireland, Lectionary, Ministry, Prayer, Religion, Scotland, Spirituality, Theology, Worship | 2 Comments

Cooperating with Angels – From the Daily Office – November 13, 2012

http://thefunstons.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/annun_angelico-300x220.jpg

From the Book of Revelation: The angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are true words of God.” Then I fell down …

Posted in Anglican, Bible, Celtic, Church, Daily Office, Episcopal, Lectionary, Luke, Ministry, Prayer, Religion, Revelation, Scotland, Spirituality, Theology, Worship | Leave a comment

Simple Wisdom from Above – Sermon for Pentecost 17, Proper 20B – September 23, 2012

http://thefunstons.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/wisdom-300x225.jpg

==================== This sermon was preached on Sunday, September 23, 2012, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (Revised Common Lectionary, Proper 20B: Wisdom of Solomon 1:16-2:1,12-22; Psalm 54; James 3:13-4:3,7-8a; and Mark 9:30-37.) ==================== The …

Posted in Anglican, Bible, Celtic, Church, England, Episcopal, Eucharist, James, Lectionary, Mark, Matthew, Ministry, Music, Prayer, Religion, Scotland, Sermons, Spirituality, Theology, Wisdom of Solomon, Worship | Leave a comment

Will God Dwell on the Moon? – Sermon for Pentecost 13, Proper 16B – August 26, 2012

http://thefunstons.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/templesolomon-300x264.jpg

==================== This sermon was preached on Sunday, August 26, 2012, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (Revised Common Lectionary, Proper 16B: 1 Kings 8:1,6,10-11,22-30,41-43; Psalm 84; Ephesians 6:10-20; and John 6:56-69.) ==================== On the …

Posted in Anglican, Bible, Church, Episcopal, Eucharist, First Kings, First Samuel, John, Lectionary, Prayer, Religion, Scotland, Sermons, Spirituality, Theology, Worship | Leave a comment

For the Requiem of Eileen Tough Harrington

Jesus, as we have just heard, said, “Anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life, and does not come under judgment, but has passed from death to life.” He did not, however, say that …

Posted in Anglican, Friends, Religion, Scotland, Sermons, Spirituality | Leave a comment

Medicine for Society’s Ills: Sermon for the 8th Annual Medina County Red Mass

http://thefunstons.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Sligachan-300x200.jpg

I’d like to share with you two vignettes from the life of Eric Funston and, I promise you, I will tie these in with the readings from Scripture that we have just heard, readings which the Common of Saints bids …

Posted in Anglican, Bible, Church, Episcopal, Politics, Religion, Scotland, Sermons, Spirituality | Leave a comment