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1 Peter 3:18-22

Lent 1B

It seems as though Peter nearly always returns to the cross. He constantly reminds readers that willingness to suffer for Jesus’ sake is based on the wonder of Christ’s willingness to suffer death on the cross for our sakes. So as the Church enters the season of Lent, it’s important to study I Peter 3….

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1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11

Easter 7A

Eliza Griswold’s The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches From the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam chronicles her travels along the 10th parallel.  In it she notes that many Muslims and Christians live and work close to each other along that parallel. Peter wouldn’t surprise either Christians or Muslims in those areas when he says, “Your enemy…

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1 Peter 3:13-22

Easter 6A

Many of this Sunday’s Epistolary Lesson’s proclaimers and hearers live in among the freest countries in the history of the world.  What’s more, our post post post-modern culture is fascinated with all things spiritual and religious. Yet at least some of us are nervous about giving free and interested people “the reason for the hope…

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1 Peter 2:2-10

Easter 5A

We can almost see them – an ordinary group of early Christians, somewhere in the early Mediterranean world.  They’re likely worshipping in someone’s house.  Their teacher reads to them this morning’s text, taken from what we call Peter’s first letter. These newly baptized believers’ teacher begins by telling them that they resemble what verse 2…

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1 Peter 2:19-25

Easter 4A

Many members of the American civil rights movement embraced Peter’s commendation of Christians who put up with unjust suffering’s pain.  In fact, that movement produced a treasure trove of photos of people bearing up under such misery.  One could fill books with pictures of people kneeling in non-violent resistance to beatings and submitting to attacks…

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1 Peter 1:17-23

Easter 3A

A few years ago the University of Maryland’s football team found itself in trouble at halftime of one of the biggest games in its history.  It didn’t just trail North Carolina State’s team.  Maryland’s team also hadn’t played very well. Maryland’s head coach Ralph Friedgen knew he had to motivate his team to play better…

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1 Peter 1:3-9

Easter 2A

When my wife and I drew up our first will after our oldest son was born, we didn’t have many material assets.  So our will mostly addressed who would care for our children if we predeceased them. We later revised our will to include instructions about who will inherit what when we die.  Yet, candidly,…

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Symposium 2020: Living Under the God of All Grace

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Symposium 2020: Living as Holy

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Symposium 2020: Living as Chosen People

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