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Sunday, August 3, 2014 Pentecost 8 Jesus Withdrew

Jesus withdrew. Jesus withdrew. No, seriously, Jesus withdrew.

Thankfully not all the way.

I was watching the news the other day and wondering how it is that I like watching the news, even though the news itself is unrelentingly depressing and even angering, even infuriating to tell you the truth, and that all of the uplifting things that you might see on the news programs are these contrived, treacly-sweet things that are not news, but seem to have been put there just to keep us from turning the channel and watching a rerun of Law and Order for the twentieth time because the rest of the programming is so unrelentingly unpleasant. 1,941 more words

Oppression FROM The enemy of our Souls

For we are not fighting against flesh and blood enemies but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world and against evil spirits in heavenly places. 451 more words

Bible Intrusions

Mom, Dad - My Freedom Heroes...

My very first memory of my mother is of me, a 6 year old child, being shouted at and rushed to get ready for school. This my very first memory of my mother. 1,532 more words


New Experiences

Ok, I have not been reading the book as I had promised. I need to get back on that because I want to start a small group addressing depression at my church, and I need to recommend a book to study. 586 more words


A climate of fear: The path towards the totalitarian police-state

We live in a permanent climate of fear these days, especially since the western leaders have decided to attack the terrorist organization IS(IL) in Iraq and Syria. 758 more words

Protection vs Oppression

It’s a strong word. Oppression. It can mean many things to many people. More recently, I’ve heard it used about the status of women in this world. 625 more words