Tag Archives: Christ

Identity

Last Sunday, I preached a sermon about our identity. In it, I found myself wondering at how complex we are — each of us an interplay between our biology and our circumstances, our race, ethnicity, experiences, choices, unconscious impulses, relationships. … Continue reading

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Todo Bien

The last two weeks have been hard ones in the church I serve. (Those of you who are there will know why.) We’ve been impacted by several losses, both in our church and in our community, none of them easy. … Continue reading

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For The Love of Christ

“‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ He said to him, ‘Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.’” John 21:16   This passage from John, which comes to us as the Gospel reading for today’s celebration of Holy … Continue reading

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Polycarp and Purpose

On Monday, the Calendar of Saints celebrated the life and death of one of my favorites; I’d like to share him with you today as a way of entering the season of Lent. Saint Polycarp served as bishop of Smyrna (an … Continue reading

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Christianity and the Freedom of Speech: Reflections on Charlie

Last week, in the aftermath of the horrible killings at the French satirical journal Charlie Hebdo, and while the French government was seeking a way to resolve two different hostage situations on the same day, an acquaintance of mine posted … Continue reading

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Reason Number 47

This week at the Vatican 200 cardinals of the Roman Catholic church are meeting with the Bishop of Rome to hash out a number of the positions the Catholic Church holds.  Most of the topics are difficult and weighty, but … Continue reading

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Revelation (of divine love)

A friend once told me of a mission trip that he made to a South American country. One evening, he and his companions were gathered around a fire in a small Andean village, and someone asked each person to name … Continue reading

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