Sermons

Beyond Good and Bad

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | October 14, 2018

Beyond Good and Bad Job 23:1-9, 16-17; Ps. 22:1-15; Heb. 4:12-16; Mark 10:17-31   I read last week that one poll found that for 2018 “being a better person” and “losing weight” were tied for the most popular resolutions. So I guess our physical and spiritual goals are pretty well balanced. Trends show that being…

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The Boundaries of Community

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | September 30, 2018

The Boundaries of Community Esther 7:1-6, Mark 9:38-41   In an interview on NPR yesterday Buffy Saint Marie said, “The good news about the bad news is that more people know about it.” She was, of course, referring to the #metoo movement and the hearings in Washington DC this past week. Now I have considered…

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Fixing our Theology

By The Very Rev. Canon Frank Alton | August 19, 2018

Fixing our Theology 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14   Some weeks when I read the assigned lectionary texts in preparation for preaching, the texts speak so directly to my own life that they remind me of things I have written in my journal; in other weeks, they powerfully evoke the headlines in the week’s news. This…

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