Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2014’

“Who Are You?”– Genesis 2:4b-9, Romans 8:14-19– June 29, 2014

  In this “not ordinary time” – this so-called “Ordinary” time between Pentecost and Advent in which the current condition of our planet begs us to stop and re-consider how we are living–in this “not ordinary time” there are some core questions we need to consider. If we are to survive and adapt to the inevitable changes that are now …

“Where do you come from?”– Genesis 1:1-2:4a– June 22, 2014

  A couple weekends ago, Bruce and I went up to Middlebury for my 40th college reunion. It was an exquisite June weekend in Vermont, blue skies and brilliant sunshine during the day, and deeper blue skies and brilliant moon and stars by night. Friday night the College observatory on top of the Science Center was opened, with 3 smaller …

“One, Two, Three…What?!”– 2 Cor. 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20–June 15, 2014

  Trinity Sunday is the only Sunday in the Christian year devoted to a doctrine; and yet the great 20th century theologian Karl Rahner “claimed that if the Trinity were to quietly disappear out of Christian theology, never to be mentioned again, most of Christendom would not even notice its absence.” (Cynthia Bourgeault, The Holy Trinity and the Law of …

“Coming Together/Still I Rise”– Acts 1:6-14, John 17:1-11– June 1, 2014

  This past Thursday marked the 40th day after Easter. There was a parking lot full of cars at Christ the King Church on Rt. 7 in Rutland when I drove past late Thursday afternoon on my way to a meeting at Grace Church. Our Roman Catholic brothers and sisters were at church for the Ascension Day liturgy. “After [Jesus’] …

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