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Advent 2 – Luke 21:25-36

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             The day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night says Saint Paul in First Thessalonians. The prophet Malachi says in the Old Testament reading that the day of the Lord shall set [evildoers] ablaze, […]

Advent 2 – Luke 21:25-36

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             Mom and Dad were right to warn you not to hang around with “that crowd.” “That crowd” lived on the edge. They were arrogant and evildoers. Their hearts were weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness, and cares of this […]

Robert Farrar Capon on “Second Coming” – Advent 2 (Luke 21:25-36)

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Our usual notion of Jesus’ coming to the world – or even of the coming of the kingdom – is not only theologically suspect but biblically unsound. For “coming” inevitably carries with it the implication of “not here yet” – which, of course, simply will not wash in the case of the Word who became […]

Populus Zion (Advent II)

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Luke 21:25-36 Miss Gaffer, our wonderful new JK teacher in our school, has a saying: “You get what you get, so don’t throw a fit.” I think it has something to do with crayons and not complaining about what colors you do or don’t have. But it might be something altogether different. Honestly, that world […]

Advent 2 – Luke 21:25-36

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             The picture our blessed Lord puts before us today is one that is both scary and full of joy. The Greek language has a word for this picture: Παντοκρατωρ. Literally translated, this words means “all-strong” or “all-powerful.” Given […]

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