Tag Archives: Christian Service

Are You Brave Enough?

Are you brave enough to pray the Lord’s Prayer?  Do you think that is a strange question?  Most people do when they hear it, but it is a legitimate question.  In the Lord’s Prayer, we obligate ourselves to some pretty … Continue reading

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What Can We Learn from Martha and Mary?

There are some who use this story to lambaste Martha and praise Mary telling us to learn from Martha’s mistake and Mary’s example. I think that is overly simplistic. Both Martha and Mary were doing good things.  The situation, however,

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Why Are You Dressed Like That? Part 4

Welcome to: Why are you dressed like that? Part 4.  This is a series of entries motivated by a young girl who visited us at St Francis Church and said to me: Why are you dressed like that? First, I … Continue reading

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Why Are You Dressed Like That? Part 3

Welcome to: Why are you dressed like that? Part 3.  This is a series of entries motivated by a young girl who visited us at St Francis Church and said to me: Why are you dressed like that? First, I … Continue reading

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Why Are You Dressed Like That? Part 1

The little girl asked me – Why are you dressed like that? It is an understandable question.  She had never seen a priest in vestments before.  Not only that – even if she had, it is unlikely that she

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The Unending Bread

Have you heard the story about when Jesus fed the 5,000? It is a truly amazing story. Jesus is being followed by the crowds. Some want to be healed, some want their family members and friends to be healed, and … Continue reading

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Christ the King

The last Sunday prior to the beginning of Advent is Christ the King Sunday.  This year that Sunday is the 24th of November. I am fond of the title “Christ the King.”  I think it is a wonderful name for … Continue reading

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For Adults But Not Adult Only

 I recently read “Anglicanism is Christianity for Adults.” (citation below)  I found that comment to be a touch snarky at first (even though I appreciated it). Then I found it off-putting – what about kids? Is this why the Church … Continue reading

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Raising God Fans

God Fans on their Way Out of Church –  It’s True – We Totally Have the Best Religion It is Sunday and all across America Sport Fan families will gather together in front of televisions and in stadiums to watch … Continue reading

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Can I Get By On Two Pence?

I keep a two pence (or tuppence if you prefer to run it together like Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins) coin in my pocket.  I actually carry a few of them as I give them to little kids who … Continue reading

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