Tag: The Rev. Charles C. McCoart Jr.

Keeping Ourselves Ready

For email posts, click here to watch online. It’s around this time every year when the church calendar begins to include end-times themes into the Sunday readings.   And depending on how you count them, the Gospel writers document around 40 parables that Jesus told.  In some – like the parable of the mustard seed –…

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Give to Caesar What Is Caesar’s

For email posts, click here to watch online. We think of the last days of Jesus’ final week as being full of challenges coming at Him from every side.  (Understatement of the century, right?!)  During His final week Jesus dealt with betrayal, arrest, torture, and crucifixion.  Jesus’ final week was full of challenges coming at Him…

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ASF: The Quest (A Giving Message)

For email posts, click here to watch “ASF:The Quest” on Youtube. The Adult Spiritual Formation Ministry Team organizes a full menu of programs to engage parishioners’ hearts, souls and minds: A variety of ways to deepen our faith, wrestle with angels, and translate love of neighbor into action. Offerings include Rabbi via Zoom, Popcorn Theology,…

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Forgiveness

Jack Kornfield is a bestselling author.  He is also, as I understand it, a Buddhist monk.  Jack has taught mindfulness techniques and meditation around the world.  Lots of people are familiar with his work.  I have long admired and at times borrowed some of his stories.  Today is one of those days. On the train from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia,…

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