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What I’m Thinking: Monarch of Mercy

What is the Gospel reading for Reign of Christ Sunday on the Church calendar? It’s the crucifixion of Jesus: power made perfect in weakness. Here’s a transcript: This coming Sunday is called Reign of Christ Sunday on the Church calendar. The Gospel text is not what you might expect, at least at this time of […]

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Sermon: Lions, Lambs, and a Living Wage

A painting of a number of animals, including predators and prey, standing peaceably together.

November 17, 2019Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost Isaiah 65:17-25 by Eric Anderson There are things I remember, and there are things I forget. I remember watching the final strike in 2004 as the Boston Red Sox won the World Series for the first time since 1915. I don’t remember anything about the rest of the game. […]

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What I’m Thinking: Peaceable Realm

Isaiah’s vision of the new heaven and the new earth includes the vivid picture of predators and prey living peacefully together. What I tend to forget is that it also includes the idea that those who work receive the fruits of their labor. Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about some of the most popular little […]

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Sermon: Since You Asked

November 10, 2019Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost Luke 20:27-38 by Eric Anderson I think the most comprehensible response of a modern Christian to this account of the conversation between the Sadducees and Jesus here in the 20th chapter of Luke is: “Huh?” There’s a whole lot of background to this passage that most of you were […]

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Reflection on Respect

A photo of two figures in gold leaf sculpture, one the Pharisee, the other the tax collector.

Reflection for the ‘Aha MokupuniHawai’i Island AssociationNovember 9, 2019Church of the Holy Cross UCC, Hilo Luke 18:9-14 by Eric Anderson In 1054, a group of ecclesiastical diplomats from Rome, representatives of Pope Leo IX, presented a letter to Archbishop Cerularius of Constantinople. To tell the truth, the contents of the letter were the same-old, same-old: […]

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