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Living Word, Katy, Texas

I began the morning by visiting the memorial site of fallen Deputy Goforth, in Cypress, Texas, to offer a prayer. There I greeted another deputy, and spoke briefly with an NBC reporter who approached me. I was surprised to see … Continue reading

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September 6, 2015 is Pentecost 15B – James 2

Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 – Those who are generous are blessed, for they share their bread with the poor. OR Isaiah 35:4-7 – Say to those of a fearful heart, “Be strong, do not be afraid.” He will come and save you. Psalm … Continue reading

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Katrina Remembrance Service

Weeping may tarry for the night, But joy comes in the morning. Ps. 30:5 It’s hard to believe it has been ten years. The 10th anniversary service of remembrance was held at the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orlean’s French … Continue reading

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Bethlehem Beaumont (1927-2015)

For everything there is a season.  Bethlehem Beaumont voted to close. They have sold their property to a growing Latino congregation. I was with them this morning for their penultimate service. 22 of us met in the chapel while the … Continue reading

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August 30, 2015 is Pentecost 14B

September 2, 2012 Song of Solomon 2:8-13 – My beloved speaks and says to me: “Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away; for now the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. OR Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9 – Observe my … Continue reading

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Letter from a Birmingham Jail

“There was a time when the church was very powerful–in the time when the early Christians rejoiced at being deemed worthy to suffer for what they believed. In those days the church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the … Continue reading

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Silence and Speech

The mark of solitude is silence, as speech is the mark of community. Silence and speech have the same inner correspondence and difference as do solitude and community. One does not exist without the other. Right speech comes out of … Continue reading

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