Monthly Archives: April 2016

Homily: Fifth Sunday of Easter, Cycle C

Readings of the Day Perhaps the most dramatic scene in the Lord of the Rings is when Minas Tirith’s gates have been broken. They’re fighting in the streets of the city, things are at their darkest, all seems lost, and in the distance, the horns of the North are heard. The Rohirrim have arrived, and […]

Fourth Sunday of Easter, Cycle C

Readings of the Day When I was growing up, we had some sheep. We didn’t have a lot of them, maybe only 30 at the most, but we had a few. They aren’t terribly high maintenance animals, but you have to keep an eye on them. You can’t let them into a wheat field or […]

Homily: Third Sunday of Easter, Cycle C

Readings of the Day On an August evening in 1921, a prominent New York lawyer and politician went to bed with what he thought was a cold caught swimming a couple of days earlier. The next morning, his knees were weak and the next day, he wasn’t able to stand or walk on his own. […]

In The Beginning

In honor of April 1, I submit this bit of humor I first ran across when I was an undergraduate. I swear it was pinned to the bulletin board at CMC (now CMU) around Annual Conference time in the mid-1970s, but I haven’t tracked down its origin. Fortunately, a Google search turned up the content […]