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There He Is!  Visible Grace in Our World

There is Always a Light in the World It is easy to look out at the world and despair.  It seems that earthly reality is a never-ending miasma of war, destruction, hate and depredations of human rights.  I am certainly as susceptible to this phenomenon as anyone.  Yet, to constantly …

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Go Forth in the Name of All Three

Clear and Unclear This Sunday is Trinity Sunday and the text at first glance appears out of place.  It is Matthew 28: 16-20.  It is a short passage that on the one hand is very clear.  It show Jesus telling the disciples to go forth and “make disciples of all …

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Top Ten Songs of Summer

Rather than repost an empire bashing Memorial Day essay, perhaps it would be healthier to focus on something more uplifting.  Since Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the summer season it seems good to pick out some of the best that summer music has to offer, since music is …

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A Poetic Message

More Metaphors The text for this Pentecost Sunday is John 7: 37-39.  This is not at all as exciting as the dramatic presentation contained in the traditional reading of Acts 2: 1-21.  This is the scene that describes tongues of fire descending upon the Apostles.  This very short passage by …

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The Reactionary State

What Exactly is a Reactionary? Many people are charged with being a reactionary.  It is taken for granted that being labeled as a reactionary is a negative thing.  However, the label is tossed around without much consideration given to the meaning, either by the one leveling the charge, or the …

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Jesus Prays

In Prayer, the Truth The text this week is John 17: 1-11.  This sees Jesus deep in prayer for His disciples.  It seems mundane but think about it, this is our Savior and Lord, the one whom we worship and praise.  Yet here He is praying for us.  Jesus does …

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