The Name Above All Names

Eight weeks ago, we began our journey through the book of Exodus, which recounts the dramatic story of the Israelites’ liberation from slavery in Egypt, their subsequent journeys through the wilderness and the establishment of a covenant with their God rooted in the Torah. Throughout this journey, we have been attending to the names in […]

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The Empathy of St. Francis

There was a discussion in a First Grade religion class focused on St. Francis of Assisi. After school, a First Grader came home very excited about what he had learned and blurted out to his mother, “Guess what, Mommy? Today, I learned that St. Francis was a sissy!” Now one practical way to ensure that […]

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The Meaning of the Hebrew Letter Aleph

Readings for the Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost (Track 2) Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 Psalm 25:1-8 Philippians 2:1-13 Matthew 21:23-32 This sermon was preached at the Chapel of St. Francis at San Francisco Towers on October 1, 2017. “God guides the humble in doing right and teaches his way to the lowly.” This morning I want to talk about […]

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