Faith Matters essays

Faith Matters

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One Sunday morning a few years ago, a clergy friend of mine finished delivering his sermon and instead of asking the congregation to stand and join him, as he typically did, in reciting the Nicene Creed, he asked that they stand at the reading of the parts of the creed in which they believed, and […]


Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost 2012

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Gospel: Mark 10:2-16 Some Pharisees came, and to test Jesus they asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her.” But Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of […]