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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September 17: Yes, we missed a week. A whole week of our lives was consumed by Hurricane Irma. She consumed not only our time, but our attention, our energy, and sometimes even our hope. We're a resilient bunch, though, and on the other end of the storm comes the inevitable search for meaning. What DOES it mean when a natural disaster strikes? Is God punishing us? Find the sermon here.

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We are SO Blessed! - SERMON

Let's learn the difference between being blessed and being lucky. It will save us from a lot of terrible theology. Listen to the sermon here or  read it here.

Posted by Becky on September 17, 2017 at 3:00pm

Christ the Worker - SERMON

What kind of work are we Christ followers supposed to be doing? What values should we be using as we work? The people struggling because of Hurricane Harvey can teach us something. Read the sermon here or listen to it…

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Posted by Becky on September 3, 2017 at 4:00pm

The Church of the Good Shepherd

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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Preferential Treatment - SERMON

I've heard American Christians claim that Christianity is under attack in this country. What they really mean is that their way of believing in God is no longer getting preferential treatment here. But that's all backward. Christians should not be GETTING better treatment, they should be GIVING it, and in so doing countering the forces of death and hell. Read the sermon…See More
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Reaching Up, Reaching Out, Reconciling - SERMON by Deacon Cindy Roehl

We long for a solid relationship with God, where we are reconciled, open and honest in our relationship. God longs for exactly the same with us, too. But God in Christ stretched out his arms on the cross to bring the whole world into his saving embrace, not just me. Or you. To be faithful, we need to seek the same kind of relationship with each other, as reconciliation is the "work of Christ" in a nutshell. Listen to the sermon…See More
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Spiritual Pursuit versus Material Pursuit

Disquiet is a manifestation of discontent. How does this mental state come to prevail? The reason is that all individuals are born with an unlimited desire for enjoyment, without however, having any great capacity to fulfil this desire. It is this shortcoming in human nature that makes people live their lives in a state of mental agitation.Is it a defect in human nature which is to blame for this? Not at all. It is simply people’s unawareness of themselves that creates this problem. Awareness…See 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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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…See More
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