Karpos Kalos

Wisdom from above is . . . full of mercy and good fruits

I'm on an adventure with a congregation that has been around for over 125 years. Venerable old vines are producing fresh new fruit.

About Becky Robbins-Penniman

I am an Episcopal priest serving The Church of the Good Shepherd in the quaint seaside town of Dunedin, FL.

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If you want to read the most recent sermon manuscript, check the blog immediately below this box. If you want to watch and listen to it online, check out the church web page for links to the live stream and audio files.  www.COGSDunedin.com

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Building a Temple for God's Chosen People - SERMON

Who are the chosen people of God? What if every group of people has been chosen by God for some unique purpose, but all have the same goal of healing Creation? If that's true, maybe we could stop trying to vanquish each other and work together as one Body. Read the sermon here.

Posted by Becky on August 25, 2019 at 6:00pm

Can We Kill Our Way to Heaven? - SERMON

In these violent days, one stream of thought advocates that more good people need to be ready to kill off the bad people in order to bring order and safety. The other stream of thought advocates that we love our enemies in particular and our neighbors in general. Which will bring the peace we all SAY we want? Read the sermon here.

Posted by Becky on August 18, 2019 at 5:24pm

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WHAT DOES "KARPOS KALOS" MEAN?

"Karpos kalos" literally means, in Greek, "fruit good". The inspiration for using it is James 3:17, which says "But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy." More . . .

 
 
 

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Building a Temple for God's Chosen People - SERMON

Who are the chosen people of God? What if every group of people has been chosen by God for some unique purpose, but all have the same goal of healing Creation? If that's true, maybe we could stop trying to vanquish each other and work together as one Body. Read the sermon here.See More
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Can We Kill Our Way to Heaven? - SERMON

In these violent days, one stream of thought advocates that more good people need to be ready to kill off the bad people in order to bring order and safety. The other stream of thought advocates that we love our enemies in particular and our neighbors in general. Which will bring the peace we all SAY we want? Read the sermon here.See More
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Choosing the Better Part - SERMON

Only ONE thing is necessary. What is it? What does it look like when you're using it? Read the sermon here.See More
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The Devil is on the Prowl - SERMON

Sophisticated, rational people don't usually admit to the devil being "real," but look at what's happening in so many of our society's systems today! Systems that isolate, neglect and abandon the poor and vulnerable children are surely possessed by evil. The members of the Body of Christ must cast those demons out, and God has given us the power and authority to do it. Read the sermon…See More
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Blast or Bless - SERMON

Disciples of Jesus: in obedience to our Savior, are we here to blast the opposition or bless the suffering? Read the sermon here.See More
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Frolicking - SERMON

If Divine Wisdom is all about having fun, smiling, frolicking and delighting in the human race, how did religion get to be such serious business? It seems to me that to avoid heresy on Trinity Sunday, we should all go to church and get some actual frolicking done. Read the sermon hereSee More
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Ubuntu - SERMON

It's our American birthright to be rugged individualists, self-made people entitled to our rights. How does that fit in with what Jesus prays for his followers to be: "perfectly one" in God? Read the sermon here.See More
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