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Thom Fiet

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A Eulogy

We welcome Thom Fiet to The Twelve today. Thom is pastor of Lyall Memorial Federated Church in Millbrook, New York. This is a eulogy Thom recently offered. Thank you, Thom. This place and our being here marks a catastrophe. Our…
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The Seventh Sunday of Easter

John 17.20-26 by Thom Fiet Luther thought the Jews would come around and become Christians. He thought once clarity was achieved in terms of understanding the nature and role of Christ, it would be a no-brainer for the Jewish people…
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The Sixth Sunday of Easter

John 5.1-9 by Thom Fiet The scriptures are full of haymaker questions. The first question in the Bible is from the mouth of the Lounge Lizard, a strange creation of God who asks the comely and buck-naked Eve: Hey beautiful,…
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The Fifth Sunday of Easter

John 13.31-35 by Thom Fiet The passage for this fifth Sunday has Jesus announcing to his disciples that they will soon be leaderless. It’s every man for himself, or soon will be. The whole mission is going to be scrubbed…
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The Fourth Sunday of Easter

John 10.22-30 by Thom Fiet I have spent a little time teaching at West Point as an adjunct professor. Nearly all of my students were soldiers who have returned from active duty either in Iraq or Afghanistan, or both of…
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The Third Sunday of Easter

John 21.1-19 by Thom Fiet I have friends like Jesus. I am a bad fly fisherman who fishes with great fly fishermen—one who demands that he is mentally ill (this is not at all necessary), the other is a drunk…
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The Second Sunday of Easter

John 20.19-31 by Thom Fiet I am running into more and more people these days who are disciples of Energy. I have a friend who is a well-known jazz saxophonist who plays every weekend at a New York City landmark.…
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Easter: The Resurrection of Our Lord

John 20.1-18 by Thom Fiet This is the moment when most Westerners raised on scientific and historical methods wave their collective hands and ask to be excused, having had their sensibilities insulted. There are two questions that capture the imagination…
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Vortices

Today we welcome a guest blogger to The Twelve. Thom Fiet is pastor with the Pleasant Plains Presbyterian Church, found in God's Hudson Valley. Thanks, Thom! At what point do we move from being philosophical about this winter to slipping into brooding, then…