Sermons tagged with ‘René Girard’

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Love, Not Temple Cult – The Logic of the Cross

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Third Sunday in Lent, Year B 7 March 2021 Exodus 20:1-17 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 John 2:13-22   In a book entitled The Sunday after Tuesday, a collection of sermons that were preached in College pulpits on the Sunday after 9/11, Michael L. Budde, professor at DePaul University, writes about the event at Washington […]

Discerning God’s presence and living peaceably

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Proper 21 (26), Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B 30 September 2018 Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22 Psalm 124 James 5:13-20 Mark 9:38-50   The Book of Esther was written to explain the Jewish festival of Purim. Even though the book of Esther is a work of fiction, in locating the story in Persia we learn […]