Tag Archives: theology

And All Shall Be Well

A friend recently sent me the blog post Living Into Change by Marjory Bankson.  It’s a great piece and in the post Bankson uses the words “once again” and “turning point” to describe a recurring phenomenon in the faith community … Continue reading

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Indicative, Imperative or both?

Golly I’ve been thinking a lot since yesterday’s sermon.  Of course, there were three services yesterday and each time what we shared as preacher and congregation was different but the heart of the question (ha!) was the same:  What’s the … Continue reading

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Boys and Brothers: Begging for Blessings

While not purposefully excluding girls and sisters, it seems that boys and brothers have a tough row to hoe in the bible – especially in the beginning.  Just four chapters in, when brothers Cain and Abel bring their offerings to … Continue reading

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Science and Religion–a new bond?

When we hear people in the media discussing evolution and religion, most of us want to run for the hills, because we just know how easily it can degenerate into a contest between Genesis and The Origin of Species rigged … Continue reading

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Scripture, Tradition, Reason, Jonah–And Us

Fran McKendree is a professional entertainer and devoted Episcopalian.  He often combines both callings when he performs at church conferences or keynotes major church gatherings.  He has sung with the likes of James Taylor and Frank Zappa and preached through … Continue reading

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Discovering the Risen Lord

The Sunday after Easter Day is always “Doubting Thomas Sunday”, when we hear and reflect on John 20:19-31, and how one disciple, Thomas, challenged the other ten disciples’ eyewitness account of Jesus’ resurrection, “We have seen the Lord‘. Thomas said … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of God

Essential to the gift of Easter is the affirmation that God reigns over all.  The promise of the Kingdom of God is at the core of Jesus’ teaching and ministry, and through his Passion, Death, and Resurrection, he makes it … Continue reading

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