The 22nd Sunday After Pentecost Year C: A Sinner’s Prayer


Joel 2:23-322 Timothy 4:6-18Luke 18:9-14“Their flight may be likened to an immense snow-storm, extending from the ground to a height at which our eyes perceive them only as minute, darting scintillations, leaving the imagination to picture them indefinite distances beyond. When on the highest peaks of the Snowy Range, fourteen or fifteen thousand feet above … Continue reading The 22nd Sunday After Pentecost Year C: A Sinner’s Prayer

The 21st Sunday After Pentecost: Do Not Lose Heart


Jeremiah 31:27-342 Timothy 3:14 - 4:5Luke 18:1-8Everything has collapsed. And their parent’s generation is to blame. Ruinous taxes; an out-of-control government that spent lavishly on ill-fated military adventures but ignored the needs of everyday people; a yawning gap between the haves and have-nots; a sexually obsessed culture that could no longer recall how it once … Continue reading The 21st Sunday After Pentecost: Do Not Lose Heart

Dear Senator McConnell: Sink the Hunley and Take Care of the Poor


Dear Senator McConnell:Like you, I was distressed to learn of the financial deficit at the Department of Health and Human Services. And like you, I believe that it's vital for State government to act in a responsible and transparent way with public funding.But, after reading your letter to HHS Director Emma Forkner, I believe that … Continue reading Dear Senator McConnell: Sink the Hunley and Take Care of the Poor

The 20th Sunday After Pentecost Year C: Unchaining the Gospel


Jeremiah 29:1-7 2 Timothy 2:3-15Luke 17:11-19The small village lay at the northern edges of Palestine, where two ancient fraternal enemies, divided and eternally bound by both religion and tradition, co-existed in an uneasy truce woven of exhaustion, poverty and despair. The prosperity known along the trade routes of the Empire had never reached places like … Continue reading The 20th Sunday After Pentecost Year C: Unchaining the Gospel