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Episcopal Priest currently Rector of St Martin's Providence, RI

Jesus, take the wheel

Matthew Skinner, Assistant Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary in St Paul makes a timely comment when he says: As we journey soon into the new beginnings of post-Labor Day autumn, what will it mean to deny ourselves, take … Continue reading

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So Who Do You Say I Am?

Previously, is a word that evokes for me the TV program 24. In 24 each new episode begins with an authoritative baritone voice solemnly intoning Previously on 24. We then see a selection of edited highlights from not only the episode … Continue reading

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Tradition and Transition

Human beings cannot live without tradition. We use the word is two distinct ways. We speak of traditions with a small t, to refer to the conventions, by which we interpret Tradition with a capital T in response to the needs of the … Continue reading

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Vulnerability

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Exploring  the Biblical context The Gospel reading for Pentecost 9 is the last section of Matthew 14. Last week in Another Spin on the Feeding of the Five Thousand, I presented this chapter as three story lines (Herod’s banquet, God’s banquet or the … Continue reading

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Another Spin on the Feeding of the Five Thousand

Having spent two weeks on Paul’s message in the 8th Chapter of Romans, I feel a need to come back to Mathew’s Gospel as my focus. It’s hard to avoid commenting on the Feeding of the Five Thousand. It’s one … Continue reading

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Realizing the Future, Seeing and Hearing Our Way into the Mind of God.

Seeing How much of any situation do we think we see? We often act on the assumption that what we see is what there is. What we perceive is the way things really are. Thus, often our actions are doomed … Continue reading

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