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Is Home Where the Heart Is, Or is It where We We Learned To Put on Masks?

A Reflection on the Gospel for July 5 the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost by David Somerville+ If you haven’t had the chance to do so yet, take a look at Mark 6:1-13, the gospel coming up at the beginning of … Continue reading

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If We have not been Bleeding Recently, Maybe We’re Dead

A Reflection on the Gospel for June 28, 2015, The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost by David Somerville Evangelist, Charles Hembree, once was asked, How can I really know God?  His answer was simple.  We must “live by [the new] law … Continue reading

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Should I be Sleeping on the Job?

A Reflection on the Gospel for June 21 The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost by David Somerville American essayist, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century, Ralph Waldo Emerson, once remarked that “The wise man in the storm prays to … Continue reading

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A Mustard Seed? Is that all God needs? Well Maybe Things Are Not So Bad After All!

A Reflection on the Gospel for  Sunday, June 14, the Third Sunday after Pentecost by David Somerville Tubingen University’s distinguished Professor of systematics, Jurgen Multmann has developed a theology of salvation that comes from his way of understanding history. Controversial … Continue reading

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When the Point is Made, the CounterPoint is Ready.

A Reflection on the Gospel for May 31, Trinity Sunday by David Somerville+ Recently I delved into the study of the musical form, the Fugue, developed by J. S. Bach. I took a second, third, and several more listens to … Continue reading

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The Good News Behind Declining Numbers

A Reflection on the Gospel for May 24, 2015 The Feast of Pentecost by David Somerville One of the two Collects that begins the liturgy for this coming Sunday commemorating the birth of the Church lets us know that we … Continue reading

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When Does Our Adolescence Truly End?

A Reflection on the Gospel for  May 17, 2015, The Sunday after the Ascension by David Somerville+ Founder of the fashion brand that modernized the woman’s look in the years after World War I, Coco Chanel, had an idea that … Continue reading

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