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In Order To Be Seen

Fr. Timothy Lowe turns to Matthew's Gospel which critiques our motivations surrounding Black Friday and Giving Tuesday in light of Christ's Sermon on the Mount.

Above Reproach

We look to the Apostle Paul's letter to Timothy to understand what is expected of bishops and deacons, leaders of the Church.

Clarifying Questions

The story of the Good Samaritan and the inverted question Jesus asks, "Who was neighbor to that man?" clarifies the question asked by the lawyer to tempt Jesus.

Paybacks

The Lord used the other nations as an instrument of judgment against Israel, but they have overstepped. Incapable of payback, the Lord will requite their deeds upon th...

Beyond Basic

It's basic human behavior to love those who love you. Loving your enemies and praying for those who persecute you is the instruction Jesus gives to move beyond the ba...

Entrusted With The Keys

Blaise Webster examines the original Hebrew for "image and likeness" and its implications for man who exercises dominion over the earth.

Contempt and Corruption

Driven by base appetites, the sons of Eli abused their priestly office and treated the offering of the Lord with contempt.

Keeping Promises

Hannah exemplifies what we seek in our leaders - one who negotiates for the sake of all and makes good on her promises.

The Source of Recognition

Like the disciples who were unable to recognize Jesus on the road to Emmaus, our own expectations cloud our vision. Like the disciples, opening Scripture is our only ...

For the Next Generation

After 40 years of leading God's people in the desert, it may seem harsh that Moses was not allowed to enter the Promised Land. The final scene in Deuteronomy makes it ...

Who Feeds Whom?

Dn. Henok Elias opens Ezekiel 34 where leaders are criticized for growing wealthy, fat, and clothed, on the backs of those they are supposed to serve.

Why Argue When the Lord Provides?

When Moses provides a litany of excuses, the Lord provides the plan, the mouth, and the words, eliminating all excuses.

Who Am I?

When the Lord commissions Moses to bring the sons of Israel out of Egypt, Moses questions, "Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh?" We learn it's not about, "who am I?"...

A Foundational Calling

Simon Peter, in obedience to the Master's instruction, cast his net into the deep. One might think he'd won the lottery with the loads of fish retrieved. Instead, Sim...

Reference Points

Fr. Timothy Lowe shares the story of Herod and John the Baptist, reminding us that our reference points matter. We are called to refer to One Lord, serving and fearing...

Sober Up

It's a sober moment when we realize time has run out for repentance and change and the only hope is the seed of God's word that sprouts from the stump.

Sacrifices Pleasing to God

The fullness of sacrifice isn't realized in loss and suffering, but in joy, hospitality, and faithful relationship.

Just the Crumbs

Fr. Timothy Lowe asks whether those who feast at the Master's table are willing to offer even just a crumb to those in need.

Not By Lording, But By Example

Even by identifying himself as a "fellow elder" in his first epistle, the Apostle Peter demonstrates what it means to serve the flock, not by lording over them, but by...

Deposit of Faith

Guarding the deposit of faith isn't about burying a treasure. It's guarded best by investing in its practice and sharing it with others.

Unexpected Leaders

Women like Deborah and Jael were not the expected leaders of a nation over 2000 years ago, but the Lord accomplished His will through this judge and fierce warrior.

Sowing Generously

St. Paul appeals to the Corinthians to sow generously, offering what the Lord provides, so that material resources might be transformed into spiritual blessings.

Driven Not By Consensus, But One Voice

As we celebrate All Saints, Fr. Timothy Lowe suggests they witness to the message that must shake our own world, break our idols, and silence the noise that distracts ...

Disrupted by the Gospel

Fr. Evan Armatas urges us to "Press on," as the Apostle Paul instructs in his letter to the Philippians, allowing the Gospel to do its disruptive work in us for the sa...

Where Moth and Rust Consume

Professional organizer, Presvytera Stacey Dorrance, reflects on the teaching of Jesus who instructed, "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and ...

Leading With Clarity

Jesus extends mercy, bringing sight to the blind and revealing the blindness of those who presume to see through the certainty of self-righteousness.

Samson's Sacred Vocation

Like Samson, it's easy to be blinded by poor choices, bad habits, and neglect of the vocation to which the Lord calls us. Samson's sacred vocation was finally realize...

Of Excuses and Accountability

Jesus offers wholeness and new life, demonstrated by the story in John's Gospel of the paralytic man who was healed despite the excuses and presumed accountability to ...

Sanctify Your Tithe With Gladness

Fr. Patrick O'Grady opens the Wisdom of Sirach to encourage proportional giving with cheer and gladness to the One who loves mankind.

Rooster Recall

Loyal, faithful, and reliable is what every servant leader aspires, just as Peter assured Jesus, "Even if I must die with you, I will not deny you!” Fr. Timothy Lowe ...

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