Daily Habits: Sermon for Holy Name Day, 1 January 2017

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus, January 1, 2017, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons …

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We Do Not Have The Privilege – Sermon for Advent 1 – November 30, 2014

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==================== On the First Sunday of Advent, Year B, November 30, 2014, this sermon was offered to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day, RCL Advent 1B, were …

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Thirsty: A Walking Tour of Jerusalem – From the Daily Office – June 26, 2014

From the Book of Numbers: Now there was no water for the congregation; so they gathered together against Moses and against Aaron. The people quarreled with Moses and said, “Would that we had died when our kindred died before the …

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One Is Never Too Old – From the Daily Office – June 24, 2014

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From the Book of Numbers: The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, along with their households — everyone who belonged to Korah and all their goods. So they with all that belonged to them went down alive into …

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Taste & See – From the Daily Office – June 20, 2014

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From the Book of Numbers: And they came to the Wadi Eshcol, and cut down from there a branch with a single cluster of grapes, and they carried it on a pole between two of them. They also brought some …

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Pray Naked – From the Daily Office – September 4, 2012

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From the Book of Psalms: Prove me, O Lord, and try me; test my heart and mind. From the Book of Job: Job answered: “But I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to argue my case with God.” …

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Standing with Moses – From the Daily Office – July 12, 2012

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Moses said: The Lord said to me, “Enough from you! Never speak to me of this matter again! Go up to the top of Pisgah and look around you to the west, to the north, to the south, and to …

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The Example of Balaam – From the Daily Office – July 6, 2012

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From the Book of Numbers: Balak’s anger was kindled against Balaam, and he struck his hands together. Balak said to Balaam, “I summoned you to curse my enemies, but instead you have blessed them these three times. Now be off …

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I Don’t Believe in that God! – From the Daily Office – June 26, 2012

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From the Book of Numbers: Then the Lord spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying: Separate yourselves from this congregation, so that I may consume them in a moment. They fell on their faces, and said, “O God, the God …

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Needed: Some Face Falling! – From the Daily Office – June 25, 2012

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From the Book of Numbers: Leaders of the congregation . . . confronted Moses. They assembled against Moses and against Aaron, and said to them, “You have gone too far! All the congregation are holy, every one of them, and …

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