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“The truth is, Father, I can pray better in my tree stand than in a church.” People say this and then they look at me like I’m going to get offended. My best prayer all year was the five days I spent kayaking around Isle Royale. We had no cell service; we could just barely get the weather radio channels. …

Battle Ready: How to Fertilize a Burning Bush | #918

Fr. Joel Homilies

Lent 3 – Unlike the ancient Gods, the Lord is not another force in Creation. Moses needs to be convinced of three things: God’s Power, God’s Plan, God’s Love. When we are convinced of these three things, we can turn life’s “crap” into fertilizer.

Whats Your Deep Story, Bro? | #849

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary 30 – Arlie Hochschild, Strangers in Their Own Land talks about the Deep Story. Is your Deep Story one individualism and self-preservation? Being a Christian means we are part of Creation: inherently connected, known, and valuable.

Mass11 – The Creed and the Intercessions | #136

Fr. Joel Homilies

The Mass #11 – In just a few short words the Creed summarizes the basic outline of the entire Bible. Here in Church we strengthen our faith in Christ. We need help believing. This is why we return every week and repeat again and again: I believe.