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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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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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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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A Time to Be Weaned

Why is it that we argue about things we cannot change? For example, recently there was a debate between a young earth creationist, and Bill Nye the Science Guy, which was apparently broadcast around the nation. (Full disclosure: I did … 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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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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Wither the Church?

I was talking with a colleague the other day, and we were bemoaning the state of affairs in the Church today, as well as the state of affairs in our own churches. As we were talking, I began to realize … Continue reading

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