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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Where are You Going? - SERMON

I've heard more than one Christian ask if folks know where they are going after they die. Thomas wanted to know where Jesus was going after he was already dead . . . and resurrected. I think that's a more interesting question, along with what it has to do with us. Read the sermon here.

Posted by Becky on May 10, 2020 at 7:30pm

The Antidote to Anxiety - SERMON

As we fuss over whether we've made the right decisions about what we can control, worry about the stuff we can't control, and wish things weren't the way they are because we DON'T LIKE IT, we enter the very unholy state of anxiety. What should we do about that? Read the sermon here.

Posted by Becky on May 3, 2020 at 5:47pm

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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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Where are You Going? - SERMON

I've heard more than one Christian ask if folks know where they are going after they die. Thomas wanted to know where Jesus was going after he was already dead . . . and resurrected. I think that's a more interesting question, along with what it has to do with us. Read the sermon here.See More
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The Antidote to Anxiety - SERMON

As we fuss over whether we've made the right decisions about what we can control, worry about the stuff we can't control, and wish things weren't the way they are because we DON'T LIKE IT, we enter the very unholy state of anxiety. What should we do about that? Read the sermon here.See More
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The Strength of Those Who Believe, the Hope of Those Who Doubt

Those of us living in the midst of this new reality of a pandemic have a lot in common with the life of Thomas the Twin during the week between Easter Sunday and before he finally saw the risen Christ. We might even make St. Thomas Didymus the patron saint of COVID-19. Read the sermon here.See More
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The Easteriest Easter We Have Ever Eastered - SERMON

One person remarked that this year, "Lent was the lentiest Lent I have ever lented." What will it take for the events and realities of a pandemic to make this the "easteriest Easter we have ever eastered?" Read the sermon…See More
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We've Got This! - SERMON

Plagues have stalked humanity for thousands of years. Long before they had beautiful buildings and tons of resources, Christians knew what to do during a plague: bear fruit by loving each other as Jesus love us. That means caring, sharing, living and loving in a way that gives the whole community wholeness, holiness and health, bringing good morale to all. Easy? No. But real clear.Read the sermon…See More
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This is Our Destiny - SERMON

During the Great Weirdness which is the COVID-19 pandemic, there is so much fear, despair, and selfishness. Are these our destiny? It sure looked that way on Good Friday, didn't it? But our destiny is not Good Friday, it is Life - life to the fullest, which is Love. And, and who is God but Love? Read the sermon here.See More
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Faith Means Action - SERMON

The difference in the world between Ash Wednesday and Lent 3 is almost surreal. The rules haven't changed for Christians, though. Faith means action, even when there's a pandemic. Read the sermon here.See More
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