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Post by Joe Parrish » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:10 pm

"Flesh and Blood", a reflection based on John 6: 51-58, for Proper 15 (B), August 19, 2018, is the first one at http://sjnj.com

In the Holy Food of the Eucharist we find a true connection with the Divine in our lives. With this Holy Food our souls are refreshed.
Peace and blessings,
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Post by Joe Parrish » Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:45 am

"The Living Bread", a reflection based on John 6: 56-69, for Proper 16 (B), August 26, 2018, is the first one at http://sjnj.com

Eating flesh and drinking blood was blatantly physical, but Jesus used these shocking images about himself to emphasize how important it is for those who follow Jesus to become vitally involved in the hard issues of life and death, human suffering, and human frailty, and to bring Christ’s love into all situations of life.
Peace and blessings,
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Post by Joe Parrish » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:33 pm

"Cleanliness, but not godliness", a sermon based on Mark 7 1-8, 14-15, 21-23, for Proper 17 (B), September 2, 2018, is the first one at http://sjnj.com

We interact with many whose lives are torn by strife. May we be peace makers for others.
Peace and blessings,
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Post by Joe Parrish » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:34 pm

"Taking our fingers out of our ears", a reflection based on Mark 7:24-37, for Proper 18 (B), September 9, 2018, is the first one at http://sjnj.com

Ears may not hear, and eyes may not see, what wonders God has in store for those who really listen for God’s voice.
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Post by Joe Parrish » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:27 pm

"The sting of reprisal molds a leader", a reflection based on Mark 8:27-38, for Proper 19 (B), September 16, 2018, is the first one at http://sjnj.com

Imperfect Peter is called to task by Jesus much as are we when we stray. God loves us no matter what. But we are continuously being molded into better persons to be able to work miracles with God’s help.
Peace and blessings,
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Post by Joe Parrish » Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:31 am

"How to be Number One", a reflection based on Mark 9:30-37, for Proper 20 (B), September 23, 2018, is the first one at http://sjnj.com

God loves us as little children. Let us receive that love and show it to others.
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Post by Joe Parrish » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:39 pm

"Radical surgery", a reflection based on Mark 9:38-50, for Proper 21 (B), September 30, 2018, is the first one at http://sjnj.com

Judgment is only God’s prerogative, but we humans often puff up and challenge the Holy One.
Peace and blessings,
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Post by Joe Parrish » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:21 pm

"Escape Clause”, a reflection based on Mark 10:2-16, for Proper 22 (B), October 7, 2018, is the first one at http://sjnj.com

Jesus holds out his helping hand to the most vulnerable of our world.
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Post by Joe Parrish » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:15 pm

"Feeling good”, a reflection based on Mark 10:17-31 for Proper 23 (B), October 14, 2018, is the first one at http://sjnj.com

Jesus loved the rich man but said he had to give more, even all, to the poor. How has God nudged us to give more?
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Post by Joe Parrish » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:22 pm

"Moving on up”, a reflection based on Mark 10:35-45, for Proper 24 (B), October 21, 2018, is the first one at http://sjnj.com

Our concern is not self-promotion but in how we can be of service to God and others in bringing in God’s kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.
Peace and blessings,
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Post by Joe Parrish » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:29 am

"Being Laid Up:, a reflection for All Saints (observed), November 4, 2018, is the first one at http://sjnj.com

Space is not really the final frontier. Love of others is that.
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Post by Joe Parrish » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:04 pm

"All In", a reflection for Proper 27 (B), November 11, 2018, is the first one at http://sjnj.com

Jesus sees our gifts and knows our hearts.
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Post by Joe Parrish » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:23 am

"Is Jesus a Model King?", a reflection for Proper 29 (B) for November 25, 2018, based on John 18:33-37, is the first one at http:/www./sjnj.com

Christ the King Sunday has a troubling and recent history. Did Jesus actually accept Pilate’s promotion of him as a king, or did not Jesus condemn such an action, taking the humiliating way to the cross as being his signature saving action.
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Post by Joe Parrish » Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:03 pm

"Is it the end, my friend?", a reflection for 1 Advent (C)
for December 2, 2018, based on Luke 21:25-36, is the first one at http://sjnj.com

Advent celebrates the end of time and of things, but not of hope. When Christ is our rock, all other worries pale. We are to put our hope in the Eternal Son, not on the passing universe.
Peace and blessings,
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Post by Joe Parrish » Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:28 pm

"Are we really in a Holy Season?” a reflection for 2 Advent (C) for December 9, 2018, based on Luke 3:1-6, the first one at http://www.sjnj.com

What we say and what we do do not always agree, if ever, but the divergence between the Christian way and the way of Christians seems sometimes far apart. Other faiths call us to question, as do those with no faith. How can we set some examples for others about what is the importance of Christmas?
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Post by Joe Parrish » Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:19 am

"Making a list and checking it twice” a reflection for 3 Advent (C) for December 16, 2018, based on Luke 3:7-18, is the first one at http://www.sjnj.com

John the Baptist’s message of repentance calls to practical measures, good deeds, loving kindness. As Christians can we not excel in doing such deeds this season, and always?
Peace and blessings,
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Post by Joe Parrish » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:45 am

"Golly”, a reflection for 4 Advent (C) for December 23, 2018, based on Luke 1:39-45, is the first one at http://www.sjnj.com

God chose young Mary, a young unknown virgin in an insignificant town in an inconsequential country, to be the one to birth the One who reigns on high; whose throne is above all thrones. And if we ourselves are seen with favor by God, a new miracle never before experienced may be already on the way through us as it was through Mary.
Be not afraid. God will visit you too and give you a special gift to use to spread the Good News to all people. Our task is only to say “Yes” to the Creator of heaven and earth.
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Post by Joe Parrish » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:07 pm

"Go tell it on the mountain”, a reflection for Christmas Eve (C) for December 24, 2018, based on Luke 2:1-20, the first one at http://www.sjnj.com

Jesus was born to Mary and Joseph in a lowly shepherd’s hut in Bethlehem. Angels announced this birth to shepherds. They came and told the Holy Family what had been told them. We need to tell others.
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Post by Joe Parrish » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:23 pm

“We several wise people”, a reflection for Epiphany (C) for January 6, 2019, based on Matthew 2:1-12, the first one at http://sjnj.com

Epiphany is a sign of God’s presence with us today and forever.
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Post by Joe Parrish » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:53 pm

“Why we are baptized”, a reflection for 1 Epiphany (C) for January 13, 2019, based on Luke 3:17-19, 21-22, the first one at http://www.sjnj.com

John the Baptist tells it like he thought it was; God is a refining fire. But we also know God is a loving God. Yet the loving God sometimes uses a bit of internal heat to correct us, bend us, just a little from our staunch positions.
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Post by Joe Parrish » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:41 pm

“The best at the last”, a reflection for 2 Epiphany (C) for January 20, 2019, based on John 2:1-11, is the first one at http://www.sjnj.com

Jesus knows what will make us joy-filled. Only ask, and the miracle may be yours.
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Post by Joe Parrish » Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:19 am

Luke 15:1-32

4 Lent C

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Post by Joe Parrish » Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:27 am

Elated, Deflated, Inflated, Related - When Easter seems so far back, God still is with us and never forgets us and heals us. A sermon recorded in April 2016 at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Point Pleasant, New Jersey

Sermon for 2 Easter (C) - John 20:9-31 - Elated, Deflated, Inflated, Related - a YouTube sermon



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Post by Joe Parrish » Mon May 06, 2019 3:17 pm

Sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Easter (C)--Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us
John 10:22-30

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Post by Joe Parrish » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:47 pm

The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans

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manojkamra rti3 days ago
Now fMRI could be far far less evasive than SPECT. SPECT and fMRI both can show brain "function" fMRI (functional MRI, magnetic resonance imaging) utilizes the BOLD or "blood oxygen level dependent" contrast mechanism. There is no injection needed unless other MRI scans are being done. Brain "activity" is determined by looking for signal intensity changes that are correlated to relative metabolic need for oxygen. In general fMRI is not yet used clinically as much as it is for research. SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) utilizes a radioactively labeled chemical tracer. The tracer is injected and accumulates in body tissue. Depending on the exact tracer the amount of "counts" detected from the anatomy corresponds to the amount of metabolism and access (perfusion) to the given tissue. Other options depending on what doctors are looking for include PET and MEG.
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