Easter – 7 Year C

This past Tuesday, I was in southwestern Ohio, just about 50 miles from the Indiana border. So the Indiana Presidential Primary election which was held that day was big local news in that part of the world. I guess, if nothing else, Tuesday’s vote in the Hoosier state continued to clarify a muddled election cycle…

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Easter 5 – Year C

With the changing of each season, there is always a clear and noticeable way to mark the passing of time. The four seasons of the calendar year, as most of you probably know, are marked by the relative position of the sun and the earth – with the summer and winter solstice, and the vernal…

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Easter 4 – Year C

Many of us have a list of writers who are, for us, our “favorite authors” – often because they give us a glimpse of something we think we know… but then allow us to see it in a whole new way. Maybe you go like to go “old school”, with authors like William Shakespeare, or…

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Easter 3 – Year C

Most of you are probably familiar with the AM/PM convenience store chain, which is often found as a part of an Arco gas station. They seem to be a ubiquitous part of the California landscape. In fact, in case you’re wondering, there are 50 AM/PM stores within a 25 mile radius of this very location…

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Easter Sunday – Year C

If the T.V. listings are any indication of where our public energies lie (and what shows up on television has always been a good barometer of our corporate psyche and values), then there’s no denying that, despite the fact that Christianity seems to be on the decline in so much of the Western world today,…

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Palm Sunday – Year C

Here we stand, and we are not entirely sure what we are supposed to do next. Just a few minutes ago now – although it also feels so very long ago as well, as the story has unfolded – everything seemed to start out splendidly, standing outside on the patio ready to accompany Jesus into…

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Lent 5 – Year C

Some movies define a decade. The 1950’s had Rebel Without a Cause. The 1960’s gave us The Graduate. The 70’s gave us Star Wars. Other movies introduced us to characters who we came to know so intimately that they might as well have been members of our own families – Forrest Gump, Scarlett O’Hara, James…

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Lent 3 – Year C

When I was about six years old, I was a little boy with a very big problem. I’m sure there were other kids in my predicament, but at the time I didn’t know of any, and I assumed I was the only person in the whole world with this particular quandary. And the problem was…

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