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Statuesque

A sermon for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, 2017 “Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way. For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the objects of your worship, I found among them … Continue reading

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Truth, lies, and email scams

The words we use to try to remake the world in our own interest and our own image cannot replace that creative Word of God, which writes truth on the heart and directs all of life towards its loving mercy. Continue reading

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Gateway Jesus

The readings are for “Good Shepherd Sunday,” fourth of Easter, 2017 I have some sympathy with Jesus’ original audience, who heard him speak of sheep and shepherds, gates and gatekeepers, and wondered what he might mean. So he tries to … Continue reading

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Cleopas and Fred on the road back from Chicago

Encountering Cleopas and Fred on the road back from Chicago this week, I feel as though their message to me is not to be afraid to continue to risk the truth. Continue reading

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Suffer the children 

And will their dry bones live? Continue reading

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It is not enough

It is not enough for him to die. It is not enough for him to offer up his pain, to offer us his wincing scars: touch my hand; my open, scored side; trace the welts and weals of the thorns … Continue reading

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Resurrection

In Jesus’ day, around one in five Jewish women bore the name of Mary, so it is not that much of a coincidence that the two women named returning to Jesus’ tomb on Easter morning share the same name. Continue reading

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