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Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost

Good morning, I bring you greetings from your fellow sisters, brothers and siblings in Christ, Of Body and Soul U Chicago Campus Ministry, at Augustana Lutheran Church, where we are committed to living out our faith, through concrete action, because who are we to tell someone, that they should just pound the pavement until they find a job, when we know that the system is corrupted, and instead, we give of ourselves not only through sacred worship but the sharing of sacred food, that should always come without price, and cost.

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Feast of Mary, Mother of God

We’ve done something a little different today with the Gospel. Instead of me reading the text, we have had some lovely singer’s sing the text. This is because the text for today is thought to have been sung by Mary. We know this because it models almost exactly a song in the Old Testament called the “Song of Hannah.”…

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Tenth Sunday After Pentecost

I always love when Biblical themes show up in pop music. This is the case with a song by 30 Seconds to Mars called “Walk on Water.” The refrain of the song is “Do you believe that you can walk on water? Do you believe that you can win this fight tonight?” Later on in the song the phrase “Do you believe” is repeated over and over again. The references to belief and in particular to Jesus are unmistakable. This song written in 2017 harkens back almost 2000 years to what Jesus does in our passage for today…

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