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The Rev. Sarah Jackson Shelton

Sarah Shelton: A Big Fish Tale: Worthy or Willing?

Luke 5:1-11

5th Sunday after Epiphany - Year C

February 10, 2019

The Rev. Sarah Jackson Shelton (CBF)

 

My brother, Jim, is five years my senior, and growing up, he was really cool. I guess I should say that he is still really cool, as our youngest son wants Jim to chaperone his fraternity brothers on a spring break trip to Florida! So, I should probably be thankful for his "coolness," but growing up, it did tend to get in the way.

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The Rev. Ernest Brooks

Ernest Brooks III: Disruptions, Detours, and Discernment

Luke 2:41-52

1st Sunday after Christmas - Year C

December 30, 2018

The Rev. Ernest Brooks (other)

 

We are presented here a story that is unique among the canonical Gospels, appearing only in the Gospel according to Luke. The introductory verses of the first chapter indicate that the author penned this gospel with the intention of sifting through the many "Jesus stories" circulating in the community that had been passed down from those who identified themselves as "eyewitnesses and servants of the word." The objective was to construct an "orderly account" for the faithful whom he identifies as "friends or lovers of God."

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