Category Archives: Presbyterian

A Plea for Unity

A while ago I was asked to prepare a paper for a church was that considering leaving the PC(USA) over the issue of same sex marriage (among other things). This is what I wrote to them. In light of the … Continue reading

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New Country People

ROMANS 6:1B-11 1bShould we continue in sin in order that grace may abound?2By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it?3Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus … Continue reading

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Could We Be One (So the world would know…)

    SECOND READING 1 PETER 4:12-14, 5:6-11 4:12Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13But rejoice insofar as you are sharing … Continue reading

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Staying in Safe Territory

  GOSPEL MATTHEW 5:21-37 21“You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not murder’; and ‘whoever murders shall be liable to judgment.’ 22But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother … Continue reading

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Live Salty

  GOSPEL MATTHEW 5:13-20 13“You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. 14“You … Continue reading

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Here Be Dragons

Let me go back to Friedman (and to the early explorers) again. He said that when those explorers headed south to try to fine a new way to China, they hit the end of the world. Not the actual end … Continue reading

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The Waters of Life

ISAIAH 42:1-9 1   Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. 2   He will not cry or lift up his voice, … Continue reading

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