The Beauty of Standing Up

March 16th, 2020 By punkpriest

The Beauty of Standing Up! Mark 5:21-43 Mark 5:21-43 English Standard Version (ESV) Jesus Heals a Woman and Jairus’s Daughter 21 And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about him, and he was beside the sea. 22 Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus […]

How Do You Know Job?

March 14th, 2020 By punkpriest

How Do You Know God? Session 5: Faith and Works–James 2:14-26-Book of James “But mercy triumphs over judgment. . .In the same way faith, all by itself and without works is dead.” (James 2: 13, 17). “They came to Jesus; and there they saw the man who had been demon possessed, who had the “legion”, […]

No Favorites–A Revolution of the Heart

March 12th, 2020 By punkpriest

No Favorites–A Revolution of the Heart” James 2:1-13 “My brothers and sisters, as you practice the faith of our Lord Jesus, the anointed king of glory, you do so without favortism. What I mean is this: if somone comes into  your assmembly wearing gold rings, all dressed up, and a poor person comes in wearing […]

Fear Not!

March 11th, 2020 By punkpriest

Fear Not! “Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God! I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” (Isaiah 4:1-10     The maxim of illusory religion runs, “Fear not; trust in God and He will see that none of the things you fear will happen […]

The Word That Goes To Work

March 7th, 2020 By punkpriest

The Word That Goes to Work James 1:19-27 Hearing and Doing the Word 19 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness […]

Session 2 Book of James

March 1st, 2020 By punkpriest

. Session 2: Book of James: Three Persons James 1:9-18 English Standard Version (ESV) “9 Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, 10 and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass[a] he will pass away. 11 For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and […]

A Note From Temenos Catholic Worker

February 28th, 2020 By punkpriest

Temenos Catholic Worker Father River Damien Sims, sfw, D.Min., D.S.T. Friends, It has been an eventful week with public attention worldwide focused on the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. While there have not been any confirmed cases in San Francisco, Mayor London Breed announced this week that the City has initiated emergency preparation activities. As […]


February 28th, 2020 By punkpriest

Celebrate! Stand Firm in the Lord! “Stand Firm in the Lord!.  .Celebrate joyfully in the Lord All the Time. Philippians 4:1-9     Ash Wednesday was wild on the streets! People in the doorways, sitting on the sidewalk, in the alleys, and the majority wanted to have ashes imposed.     On the Polk side of Hemlock Alley […]


February 26th, 2020 By punkpriest

Ash Wednesday, 2020        Today is a day of repentance, remembering our mortality, and entering into a time of reflection on our lives.         As I walked the street yesterday, in a door way there was Sean, with dirty clothes, sores on his arms and feet; in the next doorway we see Joyce, hair […]

The One Candle That Burns in the Darkness

February 25th, 2020 By punkpriest

The One Candle in the Darkness! Jesus answered. Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me? John 18:34 Protect Your Inner Sanctuary There is a false form of honesty that suggests that nothing should remain hidden and that everything should be said, expressed, and communicated. This honesty can be […]