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Made For Spirituality

Made for spirituality, we wallow in introspection. Made for joy, we settle for pleasure. Made for justice, we clamor for vengeance. Made for relationship, we insist on our own way. 82 more words


Summer Book Recommendations

As a minister I feel that I should probably read sometimes.  While there is no substitute for reading Scripture, there are a lot of helpful books out there.  1,043 more words

News Flash!

I interrupt this series with a special good news bulletin!

“The good news is that Jesus of Nazareth was a real man, living and dying at a turbulent moment in real space-time history. 565 more words

Christ Redeemed Us

Sunday, May 17th, 2015. No Other Gospel, Pt. 5.1: Christ Redeemed Us (Galatians 3:1-14)


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Gustaf Aulen.  170 more words


Learning the Part

About a week before Confirmation I met with the kids individually to talk about their statements of faith. Most of them genuinely wanted to get confirmed, but almost all of them also had some concerns about making the commitment for the long haul–what if they believed differently when they grew up? 459 more words

Words About God

NT Wright on Scripture in worship | A big, exciting room we come in and inhabit

I couldn’t possibly agree more with N.T. Wright’s comments in this five-minute video on Scripture in worship from Glenn Packiam’s Mystery of Faith Blog. 480 more words

Daily Office

Physical Beauty - Reflections, Confession, and Forgiveness


How do we celebrate beauty without lapsing into either pantheism or cynicism? This will take serious imagination, imagination fueled by reflection and prayer at the foot of the cross and before the empty tomb, imagination that will discern the mysteries of God’s judgment on evil and God’s reaffirmation through resurrection of his beautiful creation. 381 more words

Devotional Thoughts