Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

Rev. Mary Vano St. Margaret’s, Little Rock, Ark. July 24, 2011 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Year A, Proper 12 Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52 There’s a funny little social debate that has arisen in the last generation or so as the result of developing technology. When you’re expecting a baby, do you choose to be surprised? I always find the commentary around … Read More

Something Old, Something New

Rev. Scott Trotter St. Stephen’s, Blytheville and Calvary, Osceola July 24, 2011 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Year A, Proper 12 Genesis 29:15-28; Psalm 105:1-11; Romans 8:26-39; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 As a rule I’m not fond of the times when the lectionary chops up scripture and stitches it back together. This morning’s Gospel is an exception. First, it actually allows us … Read More