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Prophets and Hearing Words of Truth

Sermon from July 12 at Community Lutheran Church in Sterling, VA.

These texts today about Israel losing God’s favor and Herod beheading John the Baptist are not exactly pick me ups.   1,507 more words

Baptism Revisited

In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness.

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Biblical Interpretation

Aiming for Second Place

It was a real pleasure for me to speak this past weekend in the worship services at Elmbrook Church as part of their series “ 81 more words


August 3 - Monday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time - Year B

Readings for August 3 – Monday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time – Year B

Reading 1 NM 11:4B-15

The children of Israel lamented, 641 more words



The people were waiting expectantly and were all wondering in their hearts if John might possibly be the Messiah. John answered them all, “I baptize you with water.

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Bees Prey at Church

In one of the most clever news headlines I have ever seen, editor Darcy Cheek of Ontario’s Recorder.ca writes: Honey bees go to Lyn church to prey… 620 more words

Culture, Or Lack Thereof

The Tetrarch

A Reflection on Matthew 14:1-12 from August 1, 2015

Today’s gospel from Matthew’s starts with these words, “Herod the tetrarch…”  This title given to Herod might sound odd to our ears.  625 more words

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