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For the Hungry, Exhausted and Dispirited -- John 6:24-35 -- Sunday August 2, 2015

Ex 16:2-4, 9-15; Ps 78:14-20, 23-25; Eph 4:17-25; John 6:24-35

Last week we heard John 6 and the feeding of the 5000.  Today we read John’s account of Jesus’ explanation and interpretation of the deeper meaning of that feeding miracle. 972 more words

Saving Starfish

You’ve probably heard the story by Loren Eiseley about the guy who saw a young man picking up starfish and throwing them into the ocean. “Good morning!” he said to him, “May I ask what it is that you are doing?” 540 more words


William Wilberforce, Anthony Ashley Cooper, and Serving God

Our guest blogger today is Stephen Smith of the Diocese of California. Currently a senior at Virginia Theological Seminary, Stephen served as a missionary in Grahamstown, South Africa with the… 849 more words


A Man and a Brother?

Hindsight is inevitably a snare for the serious historian – how much more so for the dabbling amateur? How could so many normal people (and not just Germans) support the Nazi party? 1,362 more words


Hospice, not a Hospital

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been reading Pope Francis’s Papal Encyclical, “Care for Our Common Home.”  The Pope focuses a lot of attention on curbing human problems–especially climate change and poverty–through public policy shifts.   573 more words


Stand up for Life

“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.” ~William Wilberforce

In light of the… 230 more words


ALR Student's Corner: Amazing Grace: One Man’s Fight Against All Odds

William Wilberforce’s struggle to end slavery was one that required determination, perseverance, and most of all, heart.  Wilberforce’s enduring battle for over fifteen years buttressed him against tremendous odds.  743 more words