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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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 here

Posted by Becky on June 16, 2019 at 3:36pm

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.

Posted by Becky on June 2, 2019 at 3:25pm

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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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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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The Knock On the Door - SERMON

God has come time and again to humanity to invite us into partnership in the project of healing the world. He knocks on each of our doors to invite us to follow the way of eternal life. How shall we respond to that knock on the door? Read the sermon here.See More
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"God, save us!" That's what "hosanna" means. So, who's included in that "US"? Read the sermon here.See More
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