Tag Archives: St Paul

A British massacre of German sailors

What Jesus calls essential: The loving care of the other The British ship HMS Dorchester played a key role in sinking the German battleship Bismarck on 21 May 1941.  Then, in an act of vengeance and hatred, the HMS Dorchester … Continue reading

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What Really Matters — July 17 2016

Today I think of air Captain Chesley Sullenberger III.  Born in 1951 in Denison, Texas, He was a faithful member of his Methodist Church and an excellent student. By January 15 2009 he had been a pilot for 30 years, with … Continue reading

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Coming through suffering and shining — Luke 9 — Feb 7 2016

Lk 9:28-36 The transfigurations of Moses and Jesus point to the possibility of transcendence in our own lives and context, the other side of suffering within God’s grace. For Paul, this transcendence appears in our transformation into loving beings–within our … Continue reading

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Sarah Laughed at God — Gen 17:1-7, 15-16; Mk 8:31-38 — March 1, 2015

Our readings this morning are woven around the theme of how God’s promises to Abraham and Sarah emerge through the community of faith, and through the journey of faith. Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 is our Hebrew scripture reading today. You can … Continue reading

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In the Wilderness, Finding Our Focus — Mk 1:4-11 — Jan 12, 2015

IN THE WILDERNESS, FINDING OUR FOCUS   Gen 1:1-5, Ps 29, Mk1:4-11, and Acts 19:1-7.   Just recently we have seen the release of the movie “Unbroken”.  It is based on the 2010 non-fiction book by Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken: A … Continue reading

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