Monthly Archives: March 2014

Tolle Lege: From Times Square to Timbuktu

In our church, lately (in every church lately?), we’ve had more than a few sanctioned conversations about revitalizing the church.  These musings have been called Town Hall Meetings and New Initiative brainstorming sessions, among other things.  The revitalizing issue also … Continue reading

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Not Far From the Kingdom

I will fully admit that there are a good number of days when I feel like I am not anywhere NEAR being close to the Kingdom of God.  Some days I feel frustrated by my own shortcomings, or the shortcomings … Continue reading

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Mysterious Ways

Have you ever answered difficult or puzzling situations with a shake of the head and the words “well, God does move in mysterious ways”? That phrase, “God moves in a mysterious way”, can be a flip or serious answer to … Continue reading

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The Cost of Non-Discipleship

Dietrich Bonhoeffer famously wrote of the cost of discipleship. He meant that following Jesus requires intention: that if God has given us the rich gift of grace, forgiveness, mercy, and new life, we have to use them, and not simply continue … Continue reading

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Jonnie Sue and I have had the most delightful four weeks. Our son, Louis, and his wife, Katie, and their two daughters, Catherine Ann, age 3, and Canada Rose, age 1, have been with us while they are on break … Continue reading

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Priests, Painters, a Mad Farmer and a little Gabriel

As a Lenten study this year a colleague and I have put together two series, Seeing Resurrection and Living Resurrection.  On Sunday mornings we’ve been looking at images of resurrection and on Wednesday nights we’ve invited a series of speakers … Continue reading

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Speaking Truth to Power

The Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers song, “I won’t back down” is an appropriate paraphrase of the life of the man the Church celebrates today, Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells. Ken was in the unique position to tell … Continue reading

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