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The Rev. Robert W. Lee IV

Rob Lee: Nevertheless, She Persisted

Matthew 15:21-28

11th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

August 20, 2017

The Rev. Robert Lee


I am surrounded by strong and empowered women. My grandmother was president of the North Carolina Garden Club and has mingled with the likes of British royalty. My mom has her doctorate in nursing practice and my wife Stephanie is a force to be reckoned with in her own right. One of my closest friends is a woman named Palmer, who I'm certain be bishop as soon as she's out of seminary. All these women have shown me that while I may not always fully understand the persistence that women have to have in a patriarchal world, I can nonetheless appreciate and learn from it. The persistence of women through the ages in spite of men getting in the way is no surprise to me in today's Gospel text. What is surprising to me is Jesus' initial response to the persistent and empowered Canaanite woman in our narrative today.

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The Rev. Dr. Scott Kenefake

Driveway Moments

Acts 2:1-8, 12-13

Day of Pentecost - Year B

May 24, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Scott Kenefake (other)

Have you ever had one of those moments when you're driving in the car and listening to the radio--maybe it's an in-depth news story on NPR or some similar station--and you become so engrossed in the story that even though you have arrived at your destination, you can't leave the car until you've heard the whole story?

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