Who are You?

The Rev. Mary Vano St. Margaret’s, Little Rock August 21, 2011 10th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 16A Matthew 16: 13-20 For some reason, the 1978 single “Who are You,” by The Who, got stuck in my head all week as I reflected on today’s Gospel. For that is the question this reading addresses about Jesus. “Who are you?” I really … Read More


Rev. Fr. John Scott Trotter St Stephen’s Blytheville, Calvary Osceola August 21, 2011 Year A, Proper 16 Exodus 1:8-2:10; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20 Seven centuries before Jesus’ time, Hezekiah was King of Israel. He restored the Temple, profaned by his predecessor, and did what was honorable in God’s eye. However, times were turbulent. Assyria was the dominate power of the … Read More

In Spite of Ourselves

The Rev. Betsy Porter St. James’, Eureka Springs August 21, 2011 Year A, Proper 16 Matthew 16:13-20 Two weeks ago today, Clifford and I were at St. John of the Cross Episcopal Church in Bristol, Ind., for the final day of my family’s reunion, which included the 50th wedding anniversary celebration of my oldest brother, David, and his wife, Kay. … Read More

Stories of Faith

The Rev. Susan S. Payne St. James, Magnolia, Ark. August 21, 2011 10th Sunday After Pentecost Year A, Proper 16 A parishioner told me this story last week: “My husband and I were having dinner with our children and grandchildren a few weeks ago,” she said. “The topic turned, inevitably these days, to the economy. We were surprised when one … Read More

On This Rock

The Rev. Charles E. Walling St. Paul’s, Fayetteville August 21, 2011 Year A, Proper 16 Matthew 16:13-20 When Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” … Read More