Monthly Archives: September 2011

Because all theology should be able to be explained on a ukulele and because my 50th post should be something special

Song courtesy of Geoff Eggins at http://www.transformingegg.com The doctrine of the trinity is a tricky thing to grasp you see ‘cause the maths tells us that one is three and our brain says no I can’t agree. But though it’s … Continue reading

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Weekly Lectionary Commentary Proper 22A / Ordinary 27 A

Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 The word ‘commandment’ has unfortunate connotations, and when ten commandments are stacked up in one liturgical reading people get nervous.  Nobody likes limitations.  Freedom is the highly vaunted human-right du jour; including freedom from oppressive deities.  … Continue reading

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When God Changes God’s Mind…

“When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it.”  Well that isn’t right!  A … Continue reading

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Weekly Lectionary Commentary Proper 20 A / Ordinary 25A

Jonah 3:10-4:11 Nineveh was the capital city of Israel’s greatest enemy, the Assyrians.  Jonah, as a prophet of Yahweh, was sent to Nineveh to proclaim to them a coming destruction because of their evil ways.  Upon hearing Jonah’s message the … Continue reading

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Mending Blankets

In response to Peter’s question, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive?” Jesus offers the parable of the forgiving king. Here is the parable.  A king was owed a ridiculous sum of … Continue reading

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Weekly Lectionary Commentary Proper 19A / Ordinary 24A

Genesis 50:15-21 It appears that Joseph had already forgiven his brothers for selling Joseph into slavery (45:6), at least he has asked them not to hold on to their guilt.  Why then do the brothers come to Joseph after the … Continue reading

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