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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This is My Father's World - SERMON

If we're only borrowing something, we should give it back to its owner in good shape. This applies to, say, clothing, toasters, cows, and . . . planets. Read the sermon here.

Posted by Becky on October 6, 2019 at 3:46pm

Put a Bow on It - SERMON

The love of money is the root of ALL kinds of evil! That love of money starts with our anxiety about not having enough for ourselves and hoarding. The best way to turn away from the love of money is to intentionally start giving gifts - every day. Read the sermon here.

Posted by Becky on September 29, 2019 at 12:44pm

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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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This is My Father's World - SERMON

If we're only borrowing something, we should give it back to its owner in good shape. This applies to, say, clothing, toasters, cows, and . . . planets. Read the sermon here.See More
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Put a Bow on It - SERMON

The love of money is the root of ALL kinds of evil! That love of money starts with our anxiety about not having enough for ourselves and hoarding. The best way to turn away from the love of money is to intentionally start giving gifts - every day. Read the sermon here.See More
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Holy Cheetos! - SERMON

Sometimes God uses even things like snack-sized bags of Cheetos to make a point; in this case, those Cheetos (and the young man who had them) left me gobsmacked at a red light.  Read the sermon here.See More
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Do I Really Have to Hate You? - SERMON

Being a Christian sure is hard! In one verse, Jesus says I must hate my brothers and sisters to follow him. Then, in an epistle it says if I hate my brothers and sisters, it's the same as murder.  Well, maybe instead of focusing on what hate means, we should focus on what it means to love. There's always a way forward when we focus on loving like God loves! Read the sermon…See More
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Not Again! What Do I Say THIS Time? - SERMON

Since 2010, I've had 18 "opportunities" to preach after an episode of mass gun violence. I'd ask which is more important to Americans, our individual "rights" or God's will, but I'm pretty darn sure I already know the answer. I doubt we'll be happy with the consequences in the long run. Read the sermon here.See 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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