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The Kingdom of God is like…a Margarita

In the Gospels, there is one subject that Jesus loves to talk about more than anything else. Does anyone what it is? A close second is the subject of money, but more than anything else, Jesus loves to teach and … Continue reading

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Mary Magdalene, the Mother of Female Mystics

For years, I have been drawn to the spirituality of female mystics like the German Hildegard of Bingen, the English mystics Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe, and the Spanish Teresa of Avila. And today is the feast day of one … Continue reading

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Deepening Our Roots in the Soil of the Psalms

Readings for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Genesis 25:19-34 Psalm 119:105-112 Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9; 18-23 This sermon was preached by the Rev. Dr. Daniel London at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Whitemarsh PA on July 16, 2017. Listen to sermon here: … Continue reading

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Letting Go of a Violent God

  Does anyone happen to recall the first message proclaimed to the neighborhood on our beautiful new message board, after of course the “God Bless Our New Message Board” announcement? What was the first message Paula wrote? She wrote, “The … Continue reading

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The Sound of One God Laughing

The Trinity is not so much a concept that we can explain as much as it is an experience in which we can participate. Every moment of every day we are invited to become part of the Trinitarian flow and … Continue reading

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Experiencing the Trinity at Standing Rock

Back in November, I had an experience that made me think, “This is exactly where I am called to be and what I am called to do right now as a priest.” It was not celebrating Eucharist or hearing confession … Continue reading

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Pentecost Sermon

  Today is the fiftieth day after Easter Sunday and the Greek word for “fiftieth day” is pentecoste hemera, which we abbreviate as “Pentecost.” This is the name that Greek-speaking Jews gave to the Jewish holiday Shavuot, a holiday that … Continue reading

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Overcoming Ascension Deficit Disorder

This last Thursday was the 40th day of Easter which meant it was Ascension Day, a day that commemorates a truth we proclaim every Sunday when we say, “I believe…in Jesus Christ…who ascended into heaven.” According to Luke-Acts, Christ was … Continue reading

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Praying Silently with the Cloud of Unknowing

There is a story from India about four blind men who were asked by a king to describe what an elephant looked like by feeling different parts of the elephant’s body. One blind man felt the leg and said the … Continue reading

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Praying “Interly” with Julian of Norwich

  Happy Mother’s Day! There is much to celebrate today. Along with Mother’s Day and some celebrations and thanksgivings, today we also celebrate the Feast Day of my favorite English mystic. She is the author of the first text written … Continue reading

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