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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June 25: How can a warning of a family conflict be a message of hope? When that hope is grounded in the God who will end all conflict by healing, restoring, and reconciling all creation, not just the parts important to me. Access the sermon here.

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Faith Ain't for Sissies-SERMON

The Gospel gets real about the cost of a discipleship that challenges the values and tactics of the prevailing religious and political systems. Gosh, aren't we glad we don't have that problem anymore? Listen to the sermon here or read it…

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Posted by Becky on June 25, 2017 at 2:48pm

Honorable Work - SERMON by Deacon Cindy Roehl

The letter from Peter tells Christians to do honorable work, not so that they will be honored, but so that unbelievers will see it and give glory to God. What kind of work would that be? Jesus sent his disciples to heal the sick, raise the dead, and throw out demons. That sounds extreme, but maybe that can also be as simple as filling a single mom's fridge with food. Listen to the sermon…

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Posted by Becky on June 18, 2017 at 4:11pm

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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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What's the Use? - SERMON

In our utilitarian culture, when we can no longer justify the room we take up on this planet by being useful, what's the use of existing? This fear of being useless and worthless is behind a lot of depression and despair, especially among the elderly. Yet, God created us out of God's very breath as human beings, not human doings or human doings. Maybe the only thing we ever need to do to delight the Holy Spirit is Just. Breathe. Listen to the sermon…See More
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Don't Talk About It - SERMON

Life makes us anxious. We dread what MIGHT happen and sometimes go to great lengths to avoid even thinking about it. Yet, in other ways, we almost invite this fear into our lives because we fixate on what is bad and wrong in the world, getting caught up in political dramas and world events beyond our control.  To CALM DOWN and find a peaceful center, we need to learn from Paul and the other apostles: Focus on what is good, and give thanks for it.Listen to the sermon …See More
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The Cross and the Companion - SERMON

I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU ORPHANED. There is a health epidemic in America: people who feel lonely, abandoned. The antidote is the Cross. The true power of the Cross is that, through the presence of the Companion, the Spirit of Truth, we are intimately and eternally connected with the divine, with each other, and with ourselves. We are never alone. Read the sermon…See More
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