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In Defense of Doubt.

First Reading Acts 5:27-32 Psalm Psalm 150 Second Reading Revelation 1:4-8 Gospel John 20:19-31 “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Hallelujah!” In the Name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. The Apostle Thomas has gotten a bum rap. The patron saint of ‘seeing is believing’, he is forever known, because of the encounter we heard today, as ‘Doubting Thomas’. Perhaps we should review Thomas’ journey of faith, and see if he can be redeemed. If Thomas in his doubt can be redeemed, perhaps we too can be redeemed. It was evening on the day of the resurrection. All of the disciples were in a locked room, except Thom

Believe and Respond

Epistle Romans 6:3-11 Gospel Luke 24:1-12 "Alleluia. Christ is risen!" ... "The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia" "Alleluia. Christ is risen!" ... "The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia" "Alleluia. Christ is risen!" ... "The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia" Thank you for participation. I realize responding to the preacher is a bit foreign to Episcopalians. I suppose that was a bit of a risk. But it is worth the risk on such a joyous occasion. Heavenly hosts and choirs of angels, and all the company of heaven are evermore praising God and saying "Holy, Holy, Holy ... heaven and now earth are full of God's Glory. Blessed is the One who comes in the name o

Faith first, the rest will follow.

First Reading Isaiah 43:16-21 Psalm Psalm 126 Second Reading Philippians 3:4b-14 Gospel John 12:1-8 “The Lord has done great things for us, and we are glad indeed.” In the Name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. Scripture speaks to us in these lingering days of Lent. It is tempting to fast forward to Holy Week and the celebration of Easter, but we are called to remain in this penitent time a little longer, and reexamine how God is filling our empty spaces, strengthening our foundation of faith, and equipping us for what comes next. Paul seems to be working through a Lenten self-examination in his letter to the church in P

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