Category : * By Kendall

Commentary and analysis by blog convener the Rev. Canon Dr. Kendall Harmon

Kendall Harmon’s Sunday Sermon–The Controversy over neglected Widows and the story of the Death of Stephen (Acts 6-7)

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Kendall Harmon’s Sunday sermon–why does the Ascension Matter and why is it important (Acts 1:1-11)?

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Kendall Harmon’s Sunday sermon–What can we Learn this Easter from the Encounter between Jesus and Saint Thomas (John 20:24-29)?

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We took a long Weekend for our 35th Anniversary

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Kendall Harmon’s Sunday sermon–God’s grace to the slow of Heart to Believe (Luke 24:13-35)

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Kendall Harmon’s 2022 Palm Sunday sermon

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Kendall Harmon’s Sunday sermon–What can we Learn from the story of Zaccheus (Luke 19:1-10)?

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Posted in * By Kendall, * South Carolina, Christology, Ministry of the Ordained, Parish Ministry, Preaching / Homiletics, Sermons & Teachings, Soteriology, Theology, Theology: Scripture

Kendall Harmon’s Sunday sermon–What can we Learn from the Feeding of the 5000 (Luke 9:10-17)?

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Kendall Harmon’s Sunday sermon–Will we allow our Lord to Teach us to Pray (Matthew 6:5-15)

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A Prayer to Begin the Day from Yours Truly

Blessed Father, grant that our hearts might burn with a holy desire to know you as you are, and not as we want you to be, and open the eyes of our hearts that we may see you in your biblical fullness, the Holy, loving gracious God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, now and forever. Amen.

Posted in * By Kendall, Spirituality/Prayer

Kendall Harmon’s Sunday sermon–Can we Understand the Beatitudes as they were intended (Matthew 5:1-12)?

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Kendall Harmon’s Sunday sermon–What does the Baptism of Jesus Teach us about our Identity (Luke 3:15-21)

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Kendall Harmon’s 2021 Christmas sermon–Three Central Questions for Christmas

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Kendall Harmon’s Sunday sermon–Wrestling with the Ministry and Person of John the Baptist

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Kendall Harmon’s Sunday sermon–What can we learn from the Person and Ministry of Ezra (Ezra 7)?

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Kendall Harmon’s Sunday sermon–Do we know how Wonderful our King is (Isaiah 9:1-7)?

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Happy 65th Birthday Elizabeth Harmon!

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Kendall Harmon’s Sunday sermon–What can we Learn from the Confrontation between Elijah and the Prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18)?

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Kendall Harmon’s Sunday sermon–What can we Learn from the Call of David to be Israel’s Next King (1 Samuel 16:1-13)?

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A recent Kendall Harmon Sunday Sermon–Wrestling with the Seriousness of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-21)

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The Archbishop of Canterbury’s sermon at Thanksgiving for the Province of Alexandria in Cairo

A Church attuned to the Spirit of surprise:

In human terms, Philip took the wrong road – and there he was met by the Spirit of God, who showed him why he was in the middle of the desert. And he found himself speaking to someone who was the wrong person, in human eyes. It was the wrong recipient of God’s message; Luke always points us to the Gospel for the excluded. The Ethiopian was a foreigner so could not enter the temple, a eunuch so wrongly considered by the people of his time to be outside God’s purpose. He was doubly outside

Luke’s stories in Gospel and Acts are of refugees, the poor, those of no honour. Seen in hospitals, schools, prisons, rubbish dumps and food centres. Seen here in the past and now.

Yet in God’s eyes there was nothing wrong. This was the right time, right road, right scripture, right person, right opportunity for baptism.

The Bible tells us to be where the Spirit sends us, not by human wisdom, and the Gospel reading shows us the foundation of what Philip was doing.

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Posted in * Anglican - Episcopal, - Anglican: Latest News, --Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, Egypt, Middle East, Sermons & Teachings

A recent Kendall Harmon Sunday Sermon–Learning from the Call of God for Abraham to Sacrifice Isaac (Genesis 22)

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Kendall Harmon’s Sunday Sermon–Genesis 12:1-4: A detailed Examination of the Call of God to Abraham


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Kendall Harmon for 9/11: Number 343

On [a] Monday [in September 2003], the last of the 343 firefighters who died on September 11th was buried. Because no remains of Michael Ragusa, age 29, of Engine Company 279, were found and identified, his family placed in his coffin a very small vial of his blood, donated years ago to a bone-marrow clinic. At the funeral service Michael’s mother Dee read an excerpt from her son’s diary on the occasion of the death of a colleague. “It is always sad and tragic when a fellow firefighter dies,” Michael Ragusa wrote, “especially when he is young and had everything to live for.” Indeed. And what a sobering reminder of how many died and the awful circumstances in which they perished that it took until this week to bury the last one.

So here is to the clergy, the ministers, rabbis, imams and others, who have done all these burials and sought to help all these grieving families. And here is to the families who lost loved ones and had to cope with burials in which sometimes they didn’t even have remains of the one who died. And here, too, is to the remarkable ministry of the Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, who played every single service for all 343 firefighters who lost their lives. The Society chose not to end any service at which they played with an up-tempo march until the last firefighter was buried.

On Monday, in Bergen Beach, Brooklyn, the Society therefore played “Garry Owen” and “Atholl Highlander,” for the first time since 9/11 as the last firefighter killed on that day was laid in the earth. On the two year anniversary here is to New York, wounded and more sober, but ever hopeful and still marching.

–First published on this blog September 11, 2003

Posted in * By Kendall, Death / Burial / Funerals, History, Police/Fire, Terrorism, Urban/City Life and Issues

A Prayer for 9/11 by yours truly

Almighty God and Father who wills that people may flourish and have abundance of life, be with us especially on this day when we remember such destruction, darkness, devastation, death and terror; help us to honor the memory of those whose lives were utterly cut short, and to believe that you can make all things new, even the most horrible things. Redeem and heal, O Holy Spirit, grant us perspective, humility, light, trust and grace, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Posted in * By Kendall, Death / Burial / Funerals, History, Spirituality/Prayer, Terrorism

We are easing Back into to Full Blogging after the Summer break

Give us some time…..

Posted in * By Kendall, Blogging & the Internet

Kendall Harmon’s Sunday Sermon–Genesis 3: The Anatomy of Temptation


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Yet More Vermont Vacation Pictures

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I bet you Guessed it, Yes We went to Lake George Also

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Still More from Vermont

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