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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Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive - SERMON

The first week of Advent is about everything changing. Change makes us pretty darned ANXIOUS. How do people of faith handle change? Read the sermon here.

Posted by Becky on December 1, 2019 at 12:30pm

Job Posting: King of the Universe - SERMON

Not that the job is open, but if you were writing a classified ad to fill the position of "King of the Universe," what qualities and characteristics would you specify? As you consider this, keep in mind the Franciscan notion that "What you seek is what you are." Read the sermon here.

Posted by Becky on November 24, 2019 at 5:00pm

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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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Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive - SERMON

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The Church's "One Thing" - SERMON

Just like Curly told Mitch in City Slickers, we all need to find and to stick to that "one thing" that gives our life meaning. The same is true for congregations. Read the sermon here.See More
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Be a Great Ancestor - SERMON

We love our families, but why stop with the ones that live at the same time we do? Be a great ancestor, someone who is committed to making the world a beautiful place stuffed with love for the benefit of our children's children's children and many generations after that. My deep thanks to for this provocative and encouraging challenge goes to the Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, Missioner for Creation Care for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Conference,…See More
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Talkin' to Myself - SERMON

In that perpetual running commentary constantly buzzing in our heads, what do you call yourself? How do you think about others? Being aware of that could be the start of learning how to listen to a fire alarm that's trying to get you out of a burning hell. Read the sermon here.See More
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Don't Give Up! - SERMON

Christians are to seek justice, to pray for it continually, and never give up. If we're going to do this, there are some steps we need to take to learn the compassion we'll need to work for the kind of justice God intends, and not our own ideas of how things should be. Read the sermon here.See 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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