Author Archives: Robaigh

About Robaigh

I'm a recovering museum nerd who holds no authority regarding correct doctrine, biblical interpretation or anything like that, but who - with fear and trembling - is trying to work all that out.

A Shalom Community

Here is the sermon skeleton for the 2nd week after Pentecost Year A, 2017. I’m attaching some stuff that doesn’t come up in the sermon, but that we can go back to in reference as we think about growing more … Continue reading

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Atonement, Eucharist, Good News

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve been on here. What can I say? Life has been busy. Since I last checked in, I’ve hit several walls and come pretty close to a few break-downs. For now, though, things are … Continue reading

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Reflection on All Saints Day

Paul F. Bradshaw and Maxwell Johnson devote a chapter of their book The Origins of Feasts, Fasts, and Seasons in Early Christianity to the sanctoral cycle — a kind of liturgical calendar of its own (199ff) — which celebrates feast days … Continue reading

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Sermon notes: parable of the widow and judge

After the service today, a parishioner told me that her hearing aid had broken and she didn’t catch everything I said. Would I give her a copy of my manuscript, please? Well, unfortunately, I didn’t use a manuscript today, but … Continue reading

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A Revised Order of Service for Terence

Prelude Community Welcome A Brief Order for Confession and Forgiveness A Prayer of Lament for Those Who Cannot Breathe by Rev. Prince Rivers (Slightly adapted by Rev. Rob Martin) Holy God, a cloud of grief hangs heavy over my head … Continue reading

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The Church’s Role in Resurrection

Well, I’ve been thinking provocative thoughts again. This time, it was spurred on by a guy named Chris Hoke, who is a prison chaplain in the Pacific Northwest. I’m currently waiting for his book (Wanted: A Spiritual Pursuit Through Jail, … Continue reading

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Sermon manuscript (more or less accurate)

Pentecost 13 or something C 28 August 2016 Luke 14: 1-14ish In John’s Gospel Jesus defines himself as the True and Living Way Or as our translations usually state it: I am the way, the truth, and the life. Both … Continue reading

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