Unity, Love, Prayer: Homily for a Celebration of New Ministry – November 18, 2016

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==================== A homily offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on Friday, November 18, 2016, to the people of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Massillon, Ohio, at the Celebration of New Ministry (Installation) of the Rev. George Baum as their …

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An Unpreached Clergy Installation Sermon in the Time of Donald Trump

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==================== A homily which will NOT be offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on Friday, November 18, 2016, to the people of a neighboring parish in Ohio, at the celebration of the new ministry of the Rev. George …

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What is Jesus up to? – Sermon for Palm Sunday (Yr C) – 20 March 2016

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==================== A sermon offered by the Rev. Dr. C. Eric Funston on Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are as follows: …

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Compositional Amenities – From the Daily Office Lectionary

Compositional Amenities From the Daily Office Lectionary for Thursday in the week of Proper 17, Year 1 (Pentecost 14, 2015) 1 Kings 11:1-2 ~ King Solomon loved many foreign women along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, …

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“Joshua” Is Not a Plan for Government – From the Daily Office – July 26, 2014

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From the Book of Joshua: Joshua summoned all Israel, their elders and heads, their judges and officers, and said to them, “I am now old and well advanced in years; and you have seen all that the Lord your God …

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Bless [All] the People of Israel – From the Daily Office – July 23, 2014

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From the Book of Joshua: All Israel, alien as well as citizen, with their elders and officers and their judges, stood on opposite sides of the ark in front of the levitical priests who carried the ark of the covenant …

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Strong and Courageous – From the Daily Office – June 2, 2014

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From the Book of Joshua: I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (From the Daily Office Lectionary – Joshua 1:9 (NRSV) – …

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Bible Study – From the Daily Office – December 19, 2013

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From the Gospel according to Matthew: [Jesus said:] “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.” (From the Daily …

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Mean Spiritedness and Holy Scripture – From the Daily Office – March 1, 2013

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From the Gospel of John: Jesus said: “You search the scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that testify on my behalf. Yet you refuse to come to me to have life. …

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A Prostitute & An Unscrupulous God – From the Daily Office – July 16, 2012

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From the Book of Joshua: Joshua son of Nun sent two men secretly from Shittim as spies, saying, “Go, view the land, especially Jericho.” So they went, and entered the house of a prostitute whose name was Rahab, and spent …

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