Facts, Opinions, Beliefs: Truth and the Role of the Clergy

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==================== A “Rector’s Reflection” by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston to be published in the February 2017 issue of The Epistle, the monthly newsletter of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. ==================== Introduction In …

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Living Generously: Sermon for Pentecost 19 – Proper 21C, Track 2 (September 25, 2016)

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 25, 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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Adhesions in the Body Politic

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As a human body moves, its tissues or organs normally move and shift, repositioning themselves in relation to one another within a normative range; nothing in the body is static. These tissues and organs have slippery surfaces and natural lubricants …

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We Built This – From the Daily Office Lectionary

We Built This From the Daily Office Lectionary for Wednesday in the week of Proper 26, Year 1 (Pentecost 23, 2015) Matthew 13:58 ~ And he did not do many deeds of power there, because of their unbelief. Jesus is …

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“The cattle are dying; invest in vultures” – From the Daily Office – July 29, 2014

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From the Book of Judges: Then the Israelites did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and worshiped the Baals; and they abandoned the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who had brought them out of the land …

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The Sacrament of Money – From the Daily Office – May 9, 2014

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From the Book of Exodus: The Lord said to Moses: Tell the Israelites to take for me an offering; from all whose hearts prompt them to give you shall receive the offering for me. This is the offering that you …

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The Issue – From the Daily Office – February 22, 2014

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From the First Letter of John: How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help? (From the Daily Office Lectionary – 1 John 3:17 (NRSV) …

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Corporate Responsibility – From the Daily Office – December 16, 2013

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From the Psalter: We have heard with our ears, O God, our forefathers have told us, the deeds you did in their days, in the days of old. (From the Daily Office Lectionary – Psalm 44:1 (NRSV) – December 16, …

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Spiritual Center – From the Daily Office – December 13, 2013

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From the Prophet Haggai: Now therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts: Consider how you have fared. You have sown much, and harvested little; you eat, but you never have enough; you drink, but you never have your fill; you …

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Cleaning Cups – From the Daily Office – December 12, 2013

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From Matthew’s Gospel: [Jesus said:] “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the plate, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence.” (From the Daily Office Lectionary – Matt. …

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