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Right Now, and Don’t Look Back

Rejection and it’s Response The text for this week is Luke 9:51-62.  This sees Jesus and the disciples on the road to Jerusalem and Jesus’s final fate.  On the way they pass through a Samaritan village, but they will not receive him.  The text in verse 53 says “they did …

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Ignorance is an Argument for Anarchy

The Infantilism of Government Policy All government policy treats people as infants.  I have made this claim before in a couple of different contexts.  It is true both in the way government assumes that we cannot make decisions for ourselves, and it is true in the way government goes about …

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Healing & Proclaiming

Demons Everywhere This week’s text is Luke 8:26-39.  This is the famous story of Jesus healing the man possessed by many demons and sending the demons into a herd of swine and running them into the lake to be drowned.  This tale sees Jesus confronting what are claimed to be …

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Dying Out of Order

Last week I noted that we often overlook those things of concern that our close to us.  I particularly complained that age has made the list of those I know suffering bereavement particularly long.  Well, this week saw an addition to that list.  The son of a long-time close friend …

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Stay Tuned, More to Come

Haven’t We Heard It All? The Gospel text this week is John 16:12-15.  This is a short passage that further reveals the gift of the Holy Spirit.  This is traditionally called Trinity Sunday as it speaks to the mystery of the 3-in-1 Triune God, perhaps the most challenging mystery of …

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Global Mind, Local Heart

The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can. -John Prine                            These last many weeks I have focused on global issues of war and peace and what we may do to further the cause of peace.  I stand by all …

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