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 4. It's the start of the school year. It's a good time to be reminded that, in Greek, "disciple" means "student." 

The thing is, being a disciple of Jesus just ain't for sissies. Read the sermon here.  

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Be a Tough Cookie - SERMON

People who deeply believe in something or someone are willing and able to risk and endure so much more than people who don't. People with ardent faith are, as one columnist put it, Tough Cookies. Jesus expects his disciples to be tough cookies. Listen to the sermon here or read it…

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Posted by Becky on September 4, 2016 at 5:30pm

Treat Each Other Like Family - SERMON by CINDY ROEHL

There is a directive in the Letter to the Hebrews to treat each other like family. . . . all the time, whether you feel like it or even like the other person. And who's in our family? Every other human being. Deacon Cindy lets us know that our work is cut out for us, but also reminds us that our faithful God is with us every step of the way. Read: …

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Posted by Becky on August 28, 2016 at 11:30pm

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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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Be a Tough Cookie - SERMON

People who deeply believe in something or someone are willing and able to risk and endure so much more than people who don't. People with ardent faith are, as one columnist put it, Tough Cookies. Jesus expects his disciples to be tough cookies. Listen to the sermon here or read it…See More
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Treat Each Other Like Family - SERMON by CINDY ROEHL

There is a directive in the Letter to the Hebrews to treat each other like family. . . . all the time, whether you feel like it or even like the other person. And who's in our family? Every other human being. Deacon Cindy lets us know that our work is cut out for us, but also reminds us that our faithful God is with us every step of the way. Read: …See More
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Salaam - Peace - Shalom - SERMON

I went to a mosque last week to find the imam and talk to him about the United Faiths Walk of Peace. What I experienced there was life-changing. Don't worry, I'm still a very committed Christian, but I was treated by those Muslims with the kind of grace, love and delight that Jesus asks us to show to each other. Read the sermon …See More
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The Life of the Dammed - SERMON

Notice that the word "dammed" has no N in it. It looks like we are becoming a nation of hoarders, keeping all good things for ourselves and consigning to hell - literally - anyone we don't like. The ways we are talking to and about those with whom we disagree, in language ranging from impure to greedy to obscene to silly to vulgar, is no way for believers to act, according to Paul. In a life rich toward God, a Jesus-follower must treat themselves and every other human being as made in the very…See More
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Baptized We LIVE - SERMON

The Lord's Prayer is a call to action, not a loyalty oath. The life of the baptized is not a spectator sport, it is a life lived in, with, for, and as an answer to the prayers of the others. There is no better time than in the midst of chaos to proclaim: Baptized We LIVE! In God, we live and move and have our being.…See More
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The Peace that Exceeds All Understanding - SERMON by Cindy Roehl

After a month of reeling from chaos to confusion to anarchy, where shall we find peace? Paul gives us pretty explicit instructions - not on how to find it, but on how to bring it. Listen as Deacon Cindy Roehl preaches on The Peace that Exceeds All Understanding. After the sermon, we either said or sang (depending on which service) the beautiful prayer…See More
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