Change The World

Change the world.   Isn’t that really what we want to do?   Don’t we see so much evil, so much wrong in the world?  There really is so much we would want to change. Jesus referred to James and John as the “Sons of Thunder” (Mark 3:17).   Why?  Because maybe more than any […]

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In God We Trust

Looking at Mark 4 today, specifically the story of Jesus calming the storm. If you don’t know this story, then here it is.  It is the story of Jesus and his disciples getting into a boat to cross the Sea of Galilee when a great storm comes upon them.  On that day, when evening had […]

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A Good Investment?

Today I have a meditation which I may or may not expand upon later. Part of my morning prayer time includes prayerfully reading the Gospel reading from the common lectionary, which is used by tens of thousands of churches worldwide.  This weeks reading is the parable of the talents found in Matthew 25:14-30. I’m not […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!!   Striving to be grateful as St Paul was grateful – for all things, in all afflictions, despite the results he could (or couldn’t) see, and in the face of all challenges.  Paul stayed grateful and in a state of constant Thanksgiving. May we all be able, at least for one […]

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Denial University

Human pain is the great unifier.  We all have pain in common.  It’s a part of our solidarity.  To be human is to hurt.   But in our pain, we always look to find our way to Jesus, because if you can get to Jesus everything is going to be alright, amen!! God in Christ […]

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The Last Word

The Book of Revelation.  The last book of the canon of scripture.  Chapter 1, verse 1 begins “The revelation of Jesus Christ…“.  “Of” here carries a double meaning.  It is the revelation about Jesus Christ, and it is the revelation from Jesus Christ.   He is the content, the subject, of the revelation, and the agent of the revelation.  As Eugene Peterson puts […]

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The Price of Admission

He was despised and rejected— a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care. We inhabit a world of hurt.  Pain is an ever present possibility.  Grief stalks us.  We are haunted by the specter and possibility […]

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So, You think you Love God?

Happy All Saints day!!   A  message today about coming out of the darkness and into the light.  How do we know it is no longer night, but the new day has finally dawned?  When we can look into the face of any other person, and know that we seeing our own sister or brother… Beloved, I […]

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