Recovery: An Analogy

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==================== A reflection on recovery offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio. Fr. Funston is not preaching during August and September, 2017, while recuperating from total knee replacement surgery and will, …

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Do the Exercises!

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==================== A reflection on practice offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio. Fr. Funston is not preaching during August and September, 2017, while recuperating from total knee replacement surgery and will, …

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Health Care, A Human Right – A Rector’s Reflection (for the August 2017 Parish Newsletter)

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What do orange-haired casino owners, former First Ladies, Muslim refugee children, police officers, unborn babies, doctors and nurses who perform abortions, progressive hipsters, conservative Republicans, prosperity-gospel televangelists, members of Congress, transgender former athletes, Confederate-flag-waving white nationalists, Black Lives Matter activists, …

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Cancerous Distortion – Sermon for RCL Proper 11A – July 23, 2017

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, July 23, 2017, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the service …

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Radiation Fatigue: A Poem (13 October 2016)

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Radiation Fatigue There’s an ache, a soreness of the muscles, a deep down, next-to-the-bone weariness that sets in about thirty minutes after you finish a job well done – swinging a hammer, pulling a saw, laying bricks or tile, moving …

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A Meditation on Mortality (for the parish newsletter)

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==================== A “Rector’s Reflection” offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston in the July 2016 issue of “The Epistle,” the newsletter of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. ==================== The week of the summer …

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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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You Did Not Return – From the Daily Office Lectionary

You Did Not Return From the Daily Office Lectionary for Thursday in the week of Advent 1, Year 2 (3 December 2015) Amos 4:6 ~ . . . . yet you did not return to me, says the Lord. The …

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Seeds of Destruction – From the Daily Office Lectionary

Seeds of Destruction From the Daily Office Lectionary for Friday in the week of Proper 25, Year 1 (Pentecost 22, 2015) Matthew 13:24 ~ [Jesus] put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who …

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Fear Not – From the Daily Office – October 27, 2014

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From Ecclesiasticus: Have you heard something? Let it die with you. Be brave, it will not make you burst! (From the Daily Office Lectionary – Sirach 19:10 (NRSV) – October 27, 2014) Ben Sira’s admonition is set in context in …

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