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Well, THAT Changes Everything!

JOHN 20:1-18 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter … Continue reading

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To Be Rather Than to Seem

MATTHEW 21:23-32 23When he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” 24Jesus said … Continue reading

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Jesus Is Not Jeeves; Time To Do Away With Divine Personal Savior and Personal Valets

Reach out and touch faith Your own Personal Jesus Someone to hear your prayers Someone who cares Your own Personal Jesus Someone to hear your prayers Someone who’s there  –Depeche Mode, Personal Jesus I grew up in a tradition where people were encouraged to accept Jesus … 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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Trying to Stand in Fallen World

    One of my favorite songwriters is Pierce Pettis, and one of my favorite songs of his is “Trying to Stand in a Fallen World.” If that does not describe the Christian life today, I don’t know what does. … Continue reading

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Bad Questions Make For Bad Answers

Since the late 1980s, the Presbyterian Church has been asking, “Should we include LGBT people in our congregation, and to what extent?” Perhaps that has been exactly the wrong question, because since the late 1908s the Presbyterian Church has been … Continue reading

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