Does Forgiveness require a Relationship?

Posted in Christian Living, The Bible Says..., Thinking Theologically on February 18th, 2016 by (562 views)
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For Lent, we’ve challenged our congregation to read through the Gospels in 40 days, and have encouraged people to post questions that come up from their reading. This question was important enough that I decided to reply here so others with similar questions can see it, and so I’d have the space to give it the […]

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Beyond giving up chocolate – Some paths to Spiritual Growth during Lent

Posted in Christian Living, Church Life on March 3rd, 2014 by (940 views)
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Unlike many of the members of my church congregation, I did grow up observing Lent, since that is part of the Presbyterian tradition where I was raised in the faith.  At my church, around this time of year, we talked about what we could “give up” for Lent.   One year when I was a […]

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Stick and Stones

Posted in The Bible Says..., Thinking Theologically on September 18th, 2013 by (859 views)
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32 While the Israelites were in the wilderness, a man was found gathering wood on the Sabbath day. 33 Those who found him gathering wood brought him to Moses and Aaron and the whole assembly, 34 and they kept him in custody, because it was not clear what should be done to him. 35 Then the Lord said to […]

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The gods are angry

Posted in Christian Living, Thinking Theologically on June 7th, 2011 by (1,323 views)
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This Sunday I talked about God’s love as one place we can always look and turn to without fear.  I think one of the most difficult obstacles to this is the trouble and destruction we often witness firsthand or see throughout the world. For instance I’ve been wondering what the people of Joplin, MO have […]

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The Word with Others

Posted in Church Life on April 6th, 2011 by (1,775 views)
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Last Wednesday at Bible study we discussed the parable of the wineskins (Luke 5:36-39).  In wrestling with this difficult and confusing parable we came up with a few different interpretations.  Now some of them were closer to the text than others, but each was a faithful interpretation of the passage based on the gospel, and […]

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