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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August 13: I was on vacation for a couple of weeks. At the beach. During a tropical storm. At least the winds and seething waters helped me understand the Gospel lesson a little better. So, in these chaotic times, should the Church be polarizing people, or does it have another role? Access today's sermon here.

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A Boat on Seething Seas - SERMON

The Church is supposed to be a boat bringing the miracle of hope, healing, and love to a world foundering in seething seas of our shattered, fearful, death-saturated lives, even if we don't like the other people in the world - or even the other people in the boat. Listen to the sermon here or read it…

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Posted by Becky on August 13, 2017 at 5:25pm

Fertilizer - SERMON

Our culture teaches us it's OK to laugh at violence, refuse to help those who suffer, and taunt those whom we don't value. It's normal, it's everyday, and it's evil. What should Christians do about it? Listen to the sermon here, or read it…

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Posted by Becky on July 23, 2017 at 5:44pm

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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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A Boat on Seething Seas - SERMON

The Church is supposed to be a boat bringing the miracle of hope, healing, and love to a world foundering in seething seas of our shattered, fearful, death-saturated lives, even if we don't like the other people in the world - or even the other people in the boat. Listen to the sermon here or read it…See More
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Plenty of Seeds - SERMON by Deacon Cindy Roehl

We hear that 3 of the 4 soils in which God's Word can be planted are bad places. What if we're bad soil? Not to worry! God has plenty of seeds and will keep casting them our way; God Spirit is also is working at the same time to transform us into rich soil. Listen to the sermon here.See More
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You're Hired! - SERMON

Is the God revealed in Christ REALLY what humanity wants? We tend to admire the superhero type, and Jesus doesn't meet those needs at all. Dare we let God be the one who defines what divinity is truly about? Listen to the sermon here, or read it…See More
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The God of Immigrants - SERMON by Deacon Cindy Roehl

Happy 241st Birthday, America! What did Christopher Columbus, John Cabot and the Mayflower pilgrims all have in common? They all believed in God, of course, and they were, each and every one of them, immigrants. Listen to the sermon here.See More
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