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Saturday of Epiphany 2 – Philippians 1:12-26

SharePhilippians 1:12-26 Every day we are faced with a multitude of choices, some small and some great.  We often live a binary existence, having to make choices between two alternatives.  Should I marry him or not?  Should I take the new job and the risks involved? Keeping in mind that we just lived through Sanctity […]

January 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Friday Epiphany 2 – Philippians 1:1-11

SharePhilippians 1:1-11 Among all of the other wonderful elements in The Lord of the Rings, it is perhaps a story more about fellowship than anything else.  In fact, the second volume of the trilogy is called The Fellowship of the Ring.  In that story, great fellowship takes place among many different kinds of creatures.  If […]

January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Epiphany 2 – Ephesians 6

ShareEphesians 6 Have you ever gotten involved in something that suddenly revealed itself as being a lot more serious than you thought?  For some, this happens in marriage, and they are like Jacob who thought he had married Rachel.  But Behold! it was Leah! For Diedre Cobb, it was joining the Army Reserves and facing […]

January 21, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Wednesday of Epiphany 2 – Ephesians 5:15-33

ShareEphesians 5:15-33 We’ve come this morning to a difficult passage of Scripture – not difficult because it’s hard to understand, but difficult because it’s hard for us to accept what God wants to teach us.  The passage is Ephesians 5:21-33, and in it St. Paul gives us clear commands about the relationship between husbands and […]

January 20, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Tuesday of Epiphany 2 – Ephesians 5:1-14

ShareEphesians 5:1-14 Have you ever been on a walk that was more than just a walk? Perhaps it was a romantic walk; or maybe an important business matter was discussed during a walk; or a life-changing decision was made during a walk. I remember going on many walks with Jackie during which we discussed my […]

January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Monday of 2nd Sunday after Epiphany – Ephesians 4:17-32

ShareEphesians 4:17-32 The drama of good vs. evil grips us because it hits so close to home.  Some of the most compelling myths today – things like Star Wars or Lord of the Rings – grab us precisely because they dramatize the battle between good and evil. But the most dramatic version of the battle […]

January 18, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Epiphany 1 – Ephesians 4:1-16

ShareEphesians 4:1-16 When I grew up in Champaign, Illinois for the first 10 years of my life, I had this incredible sense of being home and of being at peace.  Though I’ve lived away from Champaign for more than 30 years now, there is a sense in which it is still the measure of what […]

January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Epiphany 1 – Ephesians 3:14-21

ShareEphesians 3:14-21 There are many kinds of Christians, but among those I’ve known are Lone Ranger Larry and Sunday Susan. Lone Ranger Larry has been taught that the church is an invisible collection of individuals who happen to meet together on Sundays.  He believes that God can be worshiped just as easily in one place […]

January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Epiphany 1 – Ephesians 3:1-13

ShareEphesians 3:1-13 “Wonder what mystery Dad’s working on now?” Joe asked. His brother Frank looked eagerly down the platform of the Bayport railroad station.  “It must be a very important case, the way Dad dashed off to Detroit.  We’ll know in a few minutes.” Both boys were wondering about a certain surprise their father had […]

January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Epiphany 1, 2015 – Ephesians 2:11-22

ShareEphesians 2:11-22 Open almost any page of almost any newspaper and you can’t help but be struck by the fact that the world is in chaos. We sent 1000s of our troops to Iraq because Saddam Hussein threatened the peace of the region and of the entire world.  We have 1000s more troops in many […]

January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments More