A Chance For A New God Experience

September 30th, 2018 By punkpriest

A Season for Everything- the acronym for CHANGE is…. a Chance to Have A New God Experience (Sr. Rebecca St. Simon) Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 A season for everything 3 There’s a season for everything     and a time for every matter under the heavens: 2     a time for giving birth and a time for dying,     a time for planting […]

Peniel–Newsletter of Temenos Catholic Worker-October, 2018

September 27th, 2018 By punkpriest

Journal of An Alien Street Priest The Reverend Geoff Simpson, who spent a summer with us in 2003 recently wrote a song reflecting on that time, and two other similar summer experiences: “Out. ..in the city, as the busy people hurry past the fragile form pounding the pavement for a little something for that feeling, […]

The Road To Edmond

September 26th, 2018 By punkpriest

The Road to Edmond “The Road to Edmond” is a movie about two guys–both Christian, and both in the cross fires of the institutional Church.  Larry, is a United Methodist minister, whose daughter died, and brought him face to face with his own mortality and with the institution and its “pat words”, and he no […]

Nothing Hidden That Will Not be Exposed

September 24th, 2018 By punkpriest

NOTHING IS HIDDEN THAT WANT BE EXPOSED “No one lights a lamp and then covers it with a bowl or puts it under a bed. Instead they put it on top of  lamp stand so that those who enter can see the light. Nothing is hidden that want be exposed. Nor is anything concealed that […]

Receive and Welcome Christ!

September 22nd, 2018 By punkpriest

Receive And Welcome Christ! “Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me.” (MK 9:37) Sometimes, late at night, sitting around talking, after a little, ‘Pacifica,’ a friend, will with a glint in his eye say, “Let me tell you a secret,” and a secret is shared. I want to tell you […]

Living in the Moment

September 19th, 2018 By punkpriest

Living In the Moment Luke 7:31-35 31 “To what will I compare the people of this generation?” Jesus asked. “What are they like? 32  They are like children sitting in the marketplace calling out to each other, ‘We played the flute for you and you didn’t dance. We sang a funeral song and you didn’t cry.’ […]

Taking Up the Cross

September 16th, 2018 By punkpriest

Taking up the Cross “You have faith and I have action.” But how can you see your faith apart from your actions? Instead, I’ll show you my faith by putting it into practice in faithful action.” James 2:18-19 “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross and follow me.” Mark […]

The Cross

September 14th, 2018 By punkpriest

The Cross The Exaltation of the Cross John 3:13-17 Today as I walked the streets I observed Jeremy picking up bottles, and then Nathan approached me for some food, both I have known for many years. Neither one has ever had a place to stay indoors, accept a motel here and then as they prostituted, […]

September Newsletter of Temenos Catholic Worker

September 7th, 2018 By punkpriest

JOURNAL OF AN ALIEN STREET PRIEST: The Invisibility of Aging As we move into September we will soon see the leaves of trees begin to turn to beautiful colors (at least in some parts of the country), and the weather will be getting chillier (at least in some parts of the country), Autumn will arrive. […]

How Quickly Things Change!

September 4th, 2018 By punkpriest

HOW QUICKLY THINGS CHANGE! lUKE 4:16-30 MATTHEW 6:24 I studied Liberation Theology in seminary which has shaped my life. I learned that we should live simply, give our abundance away, and live one day at a time; in my denomination I was taught about pensions, and salaries, etc, and basically letting others fend for themselves. […]