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Romans 8:14-17

Pentecost C

My last surviving parent’s death last year reminded me that inheritance can be complicated. My mom and dad, while never materially wealthy by North American standards, did what they could to ensure that their children as well as worthy causes would inherit something from them. But, of course, so many others also wanted a “piece”…

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Romans 8:12-17

Trinity Sunday B

It should be no mystery why the Lectionary chose this passage as a Trinity Sunday text.  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are all nicely on display in these half-dozen verses.  Of course, if you also chose the Romans 8 Lectionary text option for Pentecost last week, then you realize that for some reason the Lectionary…

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Romans 8:22-27

Pentecost B

There’s a whole lot of groaning going on not just in this Sunday’s RCL Epistolary Lesson, but also in God’s world. Sometimes, in fact, that groaning’s so loud that you don’t even have to listen very carefully to hear it. The Greek word that English Bible’s generally translate as “groan” is systenezai. It carries with…

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Symposium 2021: All These Things

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Symposium 2021: Groaning and Working for the Good

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Symposium 2021: Eager Expectations

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Symposium 2021: The Children of God

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Symposium 2021: The Realm of the Spirit

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Symposium 2021: No Condemnation

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Romans 8:26-39

Proper 12A

So many Christians cherish this passage that it’s sometimes easy to lose sight of its central meaning.  Paul talks in it about pivotal truths like providence, predestination and justification.  Yet all of those things are like signs along the road that point to one central truth: God’s love is as invincible as it is sometimes…

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