By What Authority?

The Rev. John Scott Trotter St. Stephen’s, Blytheville; Calvary, Osceola Proper 21A Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16; Philippians 2:1-13; Matthew 21:23-32 Today, the Hebrews are in Rephidim, thirsting, and once again complaining. Once again they are questioning Moses: Why did you bring us out to die of thirst? Sounds like last week: Why did you bring us out to starve? … Read More

The Reward

The Rev. Lowell E. Grisham, Rector St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Fayetteville, Ark. September 25, 2011 15 Pentecost Proper 21, Year A, Track 1 (Matthew 21:23-32) – When Jesus entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave … Read More

Trading Authority for the Kingdom

The Rev. Scott Walters Christ Church, Little Rock Proper 21A Matthew 21:23-32 Even the chaos in the housing market of the past few years hasn’t managed to bump home ownership off of the American Dream essentials list. But why so many of us Americans are bent on owning houses isn’t clear to everyone. Financial advisors have long warned us that … Read More

Authority and Obedience

The Rev. Mary Vano St. Margaret’s, Little Rock September 25, 2011 Proper 21A Matthew 21:23-32 In today’s Gospel encounter we have a question about authority and an answer about obedience. Authority and Obedience. These are words and concepts that are somewhat out of vogue among modern generations. We generally mistrust authority. Having lived through too many news cycles of corrupt … Read More