July 19, 2020 Zoom Sermon

July 19, 2020 Zoom Sermon

John Lewis passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020, of pancreatic cancer. He was 80 years old. Lewis was born on Feb. 21, 1940 to parents who were sharecroppers. But, when he passed away, he had come a long way and died as a U.S. representative of the 5th congressional...

Feb. 23, 2020 Sermon

There was a Feb. 19, 2020 CNN article about a man who was awarded over $150,000 for being denied a license plate. The judge ruled that the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet was at fault for not granting Bernie Hart’s request for special plates that read, “IM GOD.” Mr....

Dec. 22nd 2019

December 22nd 2019 I recently saw a video (“The Dangerous Pursuit of One of the World’s Rarest Colours”) put out by the BBC on Dec. 11, 2019 about an indigenous community called the Mixtec who live in Pinotepa de Don Luis, Oaxaca, Mexico. They have preserved a long...

Dec. 1st 2019 Sermon

It has been thirty-eight years since Pope St. John Paul II visited Japan in 1981. The present pope, Pope Francis, just recently spent four days in Japan last month (Nov. 23 to 26, 2019). When Pope Francis addressed a conference of bishops, he said, “I don’t know if...

August 2019 Sermon

August 4, 2019 Sermon I read a NY Times article titled “Dying Gasp of One Local Newspaper” when I cameback from Sodorin on August the 1st, where we are not allowed to have access to anyoutside news. On May 7, 2019, a 121-year old local newspaper of a small Minnesota...

July 2019 Sermon

July 7, 2019 SermonThese days, when I fly to Tokyo, I try to fly into Haneda. It is much closer to where Ineed to go. Still, jetlag keeps me up at night, and I naturally end up watching television attwo and three in the morning. This time, I felt lucky to have caught...