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A Genealogy of Nations

Biblical genealogies are not my favorite parts of the Bible. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who feels that way. They’re full of names that are given once and never really thought of again. 833 more words


PRAYER: Jonah, by Walter Brueggemann

From Great Prayers of the Old Testament 

And he said:

I cried out to the Lord because of my affliction,
And He answered me.
Out of the belly of Sheol I cried, 3,546 more words


Muddy Waters: taking the bitter with the sweet

Muddy Waters was born McKinley Morganfield sometime around 1915 in  Rolling Fork,  Mississippi. Raised by his grandmother, Della Grant in Clarksdale after his mother died when he was three, he lived in a shack on… 633 more words


Sermon: What Dreams May Come

Isaiah 56:1,6-8
Matthew 15:21-28

In the name of our Great God who is Creating, Liberating, and Sustaining. Amen +

I’m angry. Actually, beyond angry, but “angry” is the only word I can use across the sacred space without losing my job. 2,004 more words


On the Boundary

“On the Boundary” Genesis 32:22-32 © 8.3.14 Ordinary 18A by Tom Cheatham at First Presbyterian Church, Amory, MS. All rights reserved.

It’s been commonplace for some years now to speak of life as a journey, with progress along the way measured by our arrival at various mile markers. 1,481 more words

Sabbath Day

This is my weekly post describing how I spent my sabbath.

Last week a member of the congregation I serve told me that she has known a lot of pastors but not one of them faithfully kept a sabbath. 748 more words

Sabbath Plans