Day: October 7, 2012

What we can infer given the CNC’s voting method?

One former member of the panel said the new Archbishop was being chosen by a process of elimination. Once a number of candidates have been chosen, they are ranked in order of preference by members in a blind vote. The name with the least votes drops out. The panel then votes again, and again, until one man has the 11 votes necessary for a two-thirds majority.

Preaching on some tough readings

Several preachers who share their thinking and sermons online mentioned that this week’s readings made challenging sermon fodder. Here are some insights on how three preachers either prepared, or preached.

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Psalm 118 (Morning) Psalm 145 (Evening) Hosea 13:4-14 1 Corinthians 2:6-16 Matthew 14:1-12 Psalm 118 (NRSV:) O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever! Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Let the house of Aaron say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Let those who fear the …

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