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

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==================== 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 …

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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 …

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Entering Silence – From the Daily Office – May 7, 2013

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From the Letter of James: If any think they are religious, and do not bridle their tongues but deceive their hearts, their religion is worthless. (From the Daily Office Lectionary – James 1:26 (NRSV) – May 7, 2013.) There are …

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The Possibility Is Just Too Wonderful – From the Daily Office – February 23, 2013

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From the Psalms: Lord, you have searched me out and known me; you know my sitting down and my rising up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You trace my journeys and my resting-places and are acquainted with all my …

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A Toy Telephone – Sermon for Christmas 1, Year C – December 30, 2012

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==================== This sermon was preached on Sunday, December 30, 2012, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (Revised Common Lectionary, Christmas 1, Year C: Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Psalm 147:13-21; Galatians 3:23-25;4:4-7; and John 1:1-18. These lessons …

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My Day in Wales (Postcript)

I should probably make mention of the fact that on my return to Hay-on-Wye I spent a couple of hours wandering through a few of the several book stores in this town, which is famous for the used book trade. …

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My Day in Wales (Part 3)

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This post concludes the tale of this day begun in Part 1 and continued in Part 2. Llanthony Priory was a monastery of Augustinian Canons nine miles south of Hay-on-Wye. St. David is said to have lived in the area …

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My Day in Wales (Part 2)

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I left Llantwit Major, where I had surveyed the Church of St. Illtud (see My Day in Wales (Part 1)), and having given serious consideration to driving the 101 miles from there to St. David’s where the primatial Cathedral of …

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My Day in Wales (Part 1)

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Noswaith dda! Noswaith dda is Welsh for “Good evening” – do not try to pronounce it – whatever you guess will be wrong, I assure you. I drove a circle through the Brecon Beacons today – I almost drove to …

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Summer and Sabbath

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In about two hours I will be headed for Cleveland-Hopkins Airport to get on a flight to Newark and thence to Edinburgh. Checking email, Facebook, etc. before packing up the laptop, I found that a friend forwarded me an email …

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