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If we started protesting ...

Something I find myself pondering these days: Self-righteousness, in a group of people who claim to believe that the Scripture is correct when it says "There is no one righteous; not one …" is an especially ugly trait. Particularly to a watching world … It was actually one of the few sins Jesus seemed to […]

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The slowness of God ...

I have been noticing lately that the pace around our church is, well … picking up! I find myself a little out of breath, a bit frantic, wound up, anxious to get to the next day so I can plow my way through my to-do list in the hopes of getting "caught up," whatever that […]

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The Bible is not an instruction manual!

So often we are told to think of the Bible as some kind of instruction manual. I believe that description belittles the majesty of Scripture. It also belittles the difficulty most of us have when reading the Bible. Don't get me wrong: there are commands in there. But an instruction manual? Leviticus? Daniel? Revelation? One […]

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Fatal love affair ...

I am re-reading Robert Capon's strange and beautiful book called "Between Noon and Three: Romance, Law, and the Outrage of Grace." Like I said it is strange and beautiful. It is not for the faint of heart. Capon is an Episcopal priest. He says this is his most important piece of writing ever. Just a […]

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I prefer a church ...

"I prefer a church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security … More than by fear of going astray, my hope is that we will be moved by the fear of […]

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What if?

Something to ponder this morning ... What if the church helped people become the kind of people who: Loved one another? Forgave one another? Prayed for one another? Bore one another's burdens? Were devoted to one another? Regarded one another as more important than oneself? Did not speak against one another? Did not judge one […]

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