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Fr. Ron Pogue
Arlington, Texas
I am serving as Interim Dean at Saint John's Cathedral in Denver, Colorado.
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The concept of first fruits in the Judeo-Christian tradition has its roots in practices that existed long before references appeared in the Hebrew Scriptures. It has great significance for us today as we seek to recover the spirit of generosity. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at e-piphanies
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The Letter of James offers a way to go beyond civility in our conversations. Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2018 at e-piphanies
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We live in a pluralistic world where the emerging question is: What does it mean to be a Christian in such a world? Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2018 at e-piphanies
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The ongoing life and work of any community of faith is not about who's in charge; it's about the generous spirit that makes us faithful and steadfast in the mission to which God is calling us. Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2018 at e-piphanies
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Jesus promises to gather us at a great banquet in heaven. We are his companions in this life and the life to come. Have you thought about the root meaning of the word "companion?" Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2018 at e-piphanies
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The other name for the Episcopal Church is "The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society." We're taught that each member of this Church is a missionary. What is the basis for our work as missionaries? Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2018 at e-piphanies
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There is one commandment that is found in most books of the Bible. Often, it is spoken by God. Many times, it is spoken by an angel. Sometimes it is spoken by Jesus. The most frequent commandment in the Bible is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at e-piphanies
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Sir C.H.H. Parry's anthem "I Was Glad" always speaks to the deepest places of my soul. But long before I heard the music, I learned the opening verse. "I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord." Here's what that did for me. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2018 at e-piphanies
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Every third year in our lectionary, the semi continuous reading of the Gospel of Mark is interrupted by five excerpts on the Bread of Life from the sixth chapter of John When this happens, people usually ask why we spend so many Sundays hearing about the Bread of Life. It’s a great question and I hope my attempt at an answer will be almost as great, or at least helpful. Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2018 at e-piphanies
St. James the Apostle • Opening Sentence Their sound has gone out into all lands, and their message to the ends of the world. Psalm 19:4 • Collect of the Day ~ St. James the Apostle O gracious God, we remember before you today your servant and apostle James, first... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at Unapologetically Episcopalian
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• Opening Sentence Grace to you and peace from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:2 • Collect of the Day ~ Proper 11 Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at Unapologetically Episcopalian
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• Opening Sentence Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. Psalm 141:2 • Collect of the Day ~ Proper 11 Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2018 at Unapologetically Episcopalian
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• Opening Sentence Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:2 • Collect of the Day ~ Proper 11 Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2018 at Unapologetically Episcopalian
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• Opening Sentence The hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship him. John 4:23 • Collect of the Day ~ Proper 10 O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2018 at Unapologetically Episcopalian
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• Opening Sentence The hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship him. John 4:23 • Collect of the Day ~ Proper 10 O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2018 at Unapologetically Episcopalian
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Here is a question I am often asked: What has been the most valuable learning experience in your work as an interim minister and why? Here's my response. Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2018 at e-piphanies
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• Opening Sentence I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel; my heart teaches me, night after night. I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not fall. Psalm 16:7,8 • Collect of the Day ~ Proper 10 O Lord,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2018 at Unapologetically Episcopalian
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• Opening Sentence The Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him. Habakkuk 2:20 • Collect of the Day ~ Proper 10 O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2018 at Unapologetically Episcopalian
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• Opening Sentence Yours is the day, O God, yours also the night; you established the moon and the sun. You fixed all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter. Psalm 74:15,16 • Collect of the Day ~ Proper 10 O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2018 at Unapologetically Episcopalian
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• Opening Sentence Send out your light and your truth, that they may lead me, and bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling. Psalm 43:3 • Collect of the Day ~ Proper 10 O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2018 at Unapologetically Episcopalian
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One Sunday in Bondurant, Wyoming, I experienced God’s reign on earth, transcending time and space and even barbecue. Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at e-piphanies
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Several years ago, when I was jogging along the Seawall in Galveston one morning, I noticed that someone had written the following message with chalk in large letters: "The Race Goes Not Always to The Swift. . .But to Those Who Keep On Running." That's an important word of encouragement and one I needed to hear that day. Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at e-piphanies
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Watching all the children in Vacation Bible School this week brought back memories of my own childhood experience in Church. Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at e-piphanies
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Several people have asked if I don’t hold the immigrant parents accountable for putting these children in harms way and bringing them across the border. My answer is, “I certainly do.” Here’s what I mean. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2018 at e-piphanies
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Our Cathedral kids and counselors will soon be enjoying an amazing week at Camp Bratton Green, the camp for the Diocese of Mississippi in Canton. While there, they will sing a grace before meals that is often called “The Johnny Appleseed Grace.” There's a story in that song. Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at e-piphanies