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The Rev. Talitha Arnold

Talitha Arnold: "Longing for Cucumbers"

Numbers 11:4-15

19th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

September 30, 2018

The Rev. Talitha Arnold (UCC)


The Israelites cried out to Moses, "We remember the fish we had in Egypt, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic." 

There are a lot of foods I like - lemon meringue pie, enchiladas, blueberry muffins. There are even some foods I crave - like chocolate in any form. But cucumbers, leeks and onions? They're not at the top of my list. In fact, they're not even onthe list.

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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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