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We Are the Sheep of God’s Pasture

I don’t really like to think of myself as a sheep because they are somewhat stupid animals and I have prided myself on being a good student during my academic career.  But the truth is that I can also be … Continue reading

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Why do you wear a cross, if you do?

We have passed through Easter and heard the good news:  Christ is risen!  He is risen indeed!   Death has been defeated!  The cross is empty which has gotten me thinking about crosses. My mother collected crosses and had several favorites … Continue reading

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Living With a Wild God

I have just finished reading a memoir by Barbara Ehrenreich named Living with a Wild God. She has written several important books, some used in sociology classes, such as Nickled and Dimed in America, a book about how difficult it … Continue reading

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What Do You Say to an Atheist?

I read an article a few years ago that stated that perhaps atheism is the new normal for the future. It has been fashionable to ask atheists, “What god do you not believe in?” because you and I probably do … Continue reading

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Pentecost Shows God’s Amazing Inclusivity

The Pentecost account in Acts chapter two shows how open and inclusive God is. So often, we want to define faith and community in a small way as our church or our denomination – or if we are being very … Continue reading

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Mistakes Are Made

What do you think about the people in the Bible? Do you think they are always right and holy and better than you have ever been? If so, perhaps you have not noticed just how many mistakes the disciples can … Continue reading

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Come Celebrate with Us

With thanks to Walt Whitman We celebrate. With cake and ice cream, prayers and songs, poems and dances, With eulogies, stories, and photos, We celebrate our lives, our past, and our future. We celebrate. With hummingbirds sipping from the salvia, … Continue reading

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Christmastide – The Season of Christmas

The day of fulfillment has arrived.  The hopes and promises of God are fulfilled in the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.  God’s amazing risk of love has been set in motion.  And, it’s not over yet! But Christmas is not … Continue reading

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Thank God for Freedom to Worship!

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”   1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 As we approach the Fourth of July, the U.S. celebration of Independence Day, Christians … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Mystery of Baptism

Today on Trinity Sunday and Father’s Day, we will have a baptism.  A father will bring his young daughter to the front this day to be baptized.  The mother and two grandmothers will also accompany this child to the front.  … Continue reading

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