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Gnaw on This: Third Sunday After Pentecost

by Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church, Pasadena

The gospel isn’t meant to be gulped down on Sunday morning, but gnawed on through the week so it really becomes a part of us. You’ve got to work at it, like a dog with a good bone! Here’s the Gospel for this coming Sunday —the 3rd Sunday After Pentecost— with food for thought on fear, faith and the cost of discipleship … Gnaw away!

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Gnaw on This: Second Sunday After Pentecost

by Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church, Pasadena

The gospel isn’t meant to be gulped down on Sunday morning, but gnawed on through the week so it really becomes a part of us. You’ve got to work at it, like a dog with a good bone! Here’s the Gospel for this coming Sunday —the 2nd Sunday After Pentecost— with food for thought on cultivating compassion, what it means to be “sent out” and finding the balance between serpents and doves … Gnaw away!

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Gnaw on This: Trinity Sunday

by Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church, Pasadena

The gospel isn’t meant to be gulped down on Sunday morning, but gnawed on through the week so it really becomes a part of us. You’ve got to work at it, like a dog with a good bone! Here’s the Gospel for this coming Sunday —Trinity Sunday — with food for thought on what it means to live a resurrection life aligned with a love that will never fade away. Gnaw away!

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Gnaw on This: The Feast of Pentecost

by Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church, Pasadena

The gospel isn’t meant to be gulped down on Sunday morning, but gnawed on through the week so it really becomes a part of us. You’ve got to work at it, like a dog with a good bone! Here’s the Gospel for this coming Sunday —the Feast of Pentecost— with food for thought on the empowering gift of the breath of the Holy Spirit in both our inward and outward journeys. Gnaw away!

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Gnaw on This: The Seventh Sunday of Easter

by Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church, Pasadena

The Gospel isn’t meant to be gulped down on Sunday morning, but gnawed on through the week so it really becomes a part of us. You’ve got to work at it,
like a dog with a good bone! Here’s the Gospel for the Seventh Sunday of Easter… with some notes on unity vs. uniformity and wisdom from Jesus, the Book of Common Prayer and U2. Gnaw away!

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Gnaw On This: The Sixth Sunday of Easter

by Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church, Pasadena

The gospel isn’t meant to be gulped down on Sunday morning, but gnawed on through the week so it really becomes a part of us. You’ve got to work at it, like a dog with a good bone! Here’s the Gospel for this coming Sunday —the Sixth Sunday of Easter— with food for thought on what we can learn from Jesus, Toy Story and The Big Lebowski about abiding in love. Gnaw away!

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An Announcement About Announcements

from Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church

Our liturgy is a glorious dance, each step leading to the next. Because we are a church that embraces a multiplicity of cultures and races, it can be done as a salsa or a step-dance, krumping or a waltz. At our best, there is plenty of room for the Holy Spirit to move but there is also an intentionality, a swelling crescendo that leads to meeting at the Eucharistic table.

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Gnaw on This: Fifth Sunday of Easter

by Mike Kinman, Rector of All Saints Church, Pasadena

The gospel isn’t meant to be gulped down on Sunday morning, but gnawed on through the week so it really becomes a part of us. You’ve got to work at it, like a dog with a good bone! Here’s the Gospel for this coming Sunday —the Third Sunday of Easter— reminding us of the need to walk together, and listen for the voice of Christ. Gnaw away!

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A Tale of Two Prayer Breakfasts

This morning, I attended an interfaith breakfast for the National Day of Prayer where Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti quoted the prophet Isaiah:

The Lord rises to argue his case;
he stands to judge the peoples.
The Lord enters into judgement
with the elders and princes of his people:
It is you who have devoured the vineyard;
the spoil of the poor is in your houses.
What do you mean by crushing my people,
by grinding the face of the poor? says the Lord God of hosts. (Isaiah 3:13-15)

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