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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The Armor of God: Sermon for Proper 16B (Pentecost 13, 23 August 2015)

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==================== A sermon offered on Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 16B, Track 1, RCL), August 23, 2015, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are 1 Kings …

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Our Chronic Illness, Our Besetting Sin (Eve of St. Alban, 21 June 2015)

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==================== A sermon offered on the Eve of the Feast of St. Alban, First Martyr of Britain, June 21, 2015, 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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Creation in Salvation – From the Daily Office Lectionary

From the OT Lesson for Saturday in the week of Easter 5 Wisdom 19 6 For the whole creation in its nature was fashioned anew, complying with your commands, so that your children might be kept unharmed. Thus the Book …

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God Is a Nag

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From the OT Lesson for Friday in the week of Easter 5 Wisdom 16:15 ~ “To escape from your hand is impossible; . . . .” Words spoken to God by the author of this book (by Solomon?) How perfect! …

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Destructive Distractions – From the Daily Office – February 27, 2014

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From the First Letter of John: Little children, keep yourselves from idols. (From the Daily Office Lectionary – 1 John 5:21 (NRSV) – February 27, 2014.) Last evening while driving home from the midweek Eucharist, I listened to a program …

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

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==================== 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 …

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God Did Not Make Death – From the Daily Office – July 2, 2012

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Paul wrote: When you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. So what advantage did you then get from the things of which you now are ashamed? The end of those things is death. But now …

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God Is in the Business of Healing & Life – Sermon for Proper 8B – July 1, 2012

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==================== This sermon was preached on Sunday, July 1, 2012, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (Revised Common Lectionary, Proper 8B: Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15;2:23-24; Lamentations 3:21-33; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; and Mark 5:21-43.) ==================== …

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