3rd Sunday After Easter – Church Back Home – May 7, 2017

I have a hard time with the Epistle reading here, and not because of what it says. My issue is what some people claim that it says. At the time St Peter wrote this, the world known to him was governed by Rome, and it was relatively just. And, there were no persecutions. Is such a pronouncement of advice all-inclusive?

What of unjust situations. Should civil rights demonstrators stayed silent because segregation was the law? For that matter, should the Pilgrims who settled in Massachusetts have instead stayed in England and affirmed their loyalty to the Church of England, since it was England’s only lawful church at the time?

Just laws are just and deserve to be followed. But we don’t need to follow injustice in the name of scripture.


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24th Sunday After Trinity – Church Back Home – November 15, 2015

Another secret in plain sight! There are two stories in the Gospel reading that you probably remember well. But did you notice the story within the story that actually has the biggest impact? Look for this, if you want to learn what faith is about!

Yes, it’s a biggie. And no, most folks don’t even realize that it’s here!


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