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What are we worth?

No matter what we do, it is no more than Christ has ordered us to do, no more than our baptismal promises to resist evil, to strive for justice and peace among all people, to respect the life and dignity of every human being; to become slaves to the love of God and of God’s family in creation.
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Year C Proper 4: un/worthy

There is a wideness in God’s mercy that covers the ends of the earth and beyond. The conveners of this lectionary clearly put these stories together to demonstrate to the listening church the breadth of God’s embrace, the wideness of … Continue reading

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Year B Proper 15: the bread of life

“How can this man give us his flesh to eat on the moon?” they demanded to know, adding, “This is getting a little ridiculous.”

So Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.” Continue reading

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Year C Lent 4: The hungry sons

I’ve been thinking this week about titles for this story, this famous parable of Jesus, so familiar and so well-thumbed that we defy ourselves to find anything new in it. I do wonder if it needs a new title. “The … Continue reading

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“No matter what”

Last week, sitting in a field at the 2011 Alive Christian Music Festival, I heard a speaker say something quite unexpected: “God loves you, no matter what the Bible says.” It seemed like an odd thing to say, and it certainly … Continue reading

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