The Cost of Looking Back

November 15th, 2019 By punkpriest

The Cost of Looking Back Luke 17:26-37 English Standard Version (ESV) 26 Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man. 27 They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood […]

New Life

November 14th, 2019 By punkpriest

  NEW LIFE NEW LIFE Psalm 23 Sergel Nikolaevich Bulgakove writes: “The Church of Christ is not an institution, it is a new life with Christ and in Christ guided by the Holy Spirit.” In my anniversary Bible I have a hundred or so signatures of those who are “Church” , and only around ten […]

The Drums Are Beating!

November 13th, 2019 By punkpriest

The Drums Are Beating Around Us! “Then a mighty angel took a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying,  ‘So will Babylon the great city be thrown down with violence and will be no more and the sound of harpists and musicians, of flute players, and trumpeters, will be heard […]

Walking on the Same Level

November 11th, 2019 By punkpriest

Walking on the Same Level Matthew 15:1-20 .. . You cancel God’s command by your rules. . .It’s from the heart that we vomit up evil arguments, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, lies and cussing. That’s what pollutes. Eating or not eating certain foods, washing or not washing your hands–that’s neither here nor there.” The Messenger […]

Life Or Death?

November 10th, 2019 By punkpriest

Death Or Life? Acts 24:20-21     Paul has been arrested, brought to Felix for trial, based upon the trumped up charges of whether or not there will be resurrection after death: “So ask others what crime they’ve caught me in. Don’t let them hide behind this smooth-talking Tertulus. The only thing they have on me is […]

The Team

November 9th, 2019 By punkpriest

THE TEAM “You are the righteous God of Israel. We are, right now, a small band of escapees.  . Ezra 9:15 (The Message)     In our scripture Ezra says to God that the Israelite’s are a “small band of escapees”.  In our world today we who follow Jesus, and any other of God’s Reflections are  “escapees”, […]

Heavenly Yield

November 8th, 2019 By punkpriest

HEAVENLY YIELD One Twenty Second Birthday of Dorothy Day The Parable of the Shrewd Manager: Luke 16:1-9 16 He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. 2 And he called him and said to him, ‘What is […]

Irrevocable

November 7th, 2019 By punkpriest

Irrevocable Luke 14:25-35; Luke 15:1-10 It is 4 a.m., yesterday 3 a.m., I wake up in a cold sweat, soaked, from the night mares, and lately from the pain in my shoulder, a knife wound, and being hurt physically a number of times.  Saturday night a friend’s mom made a bed for me, and I […]

A Love Stronger Than Death

November 5th, 2019 By punkpriest

A Love Stronger Than Death Luke 14:15-25 “When one of those who reclined at table with heard these things, he said to him, “Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the Kingdom of God.” Fr. Bernard Lichtenberg was a priest who stood up against the Nazi persecution of Jews, and he was sent to […]

The Good Seed and the Weeds

November 4th, 2019 By punkpriest

Fr. River Damien Sims, sfw, D.Min., D.S.T. P.O. Box 642656 San Francisco, CA 94164 www.temenos.org Good Seed and Weeds Matthew 13: 24-30     Last week I attended court with one of my seventeen year old friends, wearing clerical’ s and his mom commented on how “handsome” I looked, and she commented to him how he should […]