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Pastoral Ponderings

Reflections on Faith, Ministry and Life Itself

Welcome!  As the title of this blog suggests, this is a collection of musings, reflections, random thoughts and a weekly sermon or two that arise out of the pastoral life, specifically my pastoral life, particularly amidst my current congregation at East Congregational United Church of Christ in Concord, New Hampshire.

  • The Real Deal
    by revmwlowry on October 25, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    (a sermon for October 25, 2020, the 21st Sunday after Pentecost, based on Matthew 22:34-46) There’s no pretty way of saying this, so best to come right out with it:  our text this morning represents a fervent effort to expose Jesus as a fake!  It’s true; our reading this morning from Matthew is in fact

  • The Faith to Ask
    by revmwlowry on October 18, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    (a sermon for October 18, 2020, the 20th Sunday after Pentecost, based on Mark 10:46-52) The grade was a C minus!  And honestly, that was charitable; the only reason it wasn’t a D or worse was that the professor had given me partial credit for a couple of lame answers I’d desperately scribbled on the

  • Nurturing a Good Name
    by revmwlowry on October 11, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    (a sermon for October 11, 2020, the 19th Sunday after Pentecost, based on Proverbs 22:1-11) While going through some scrapbooks and photo albums up at my mother’s house this week, I came across something I literally hadn’t thought about in years:  clippings from the newspaper column I wrote for a couple of years in our