Lent

Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 11:02

Movements shake things up!  One moment, everything feels stable, secure, predictable. Then suddenly the ground shifts, the earth shakes, and what appeared steady and familiar before now feels…different.  Movements shake things up.  Movements change...

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Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 11:02

How quickly the crowd gathered around Jesus as he entered Jerusalem and how quickly they dispersed as he was arrested, tried and crucified.  People were looking for a powerful figure to challenge the status quo. As churches and as countries, we...

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 11:02

Today we hear of the promise of a new covenant written not on stone but in our hearts.  We hear Jesus speaking of being lifted up from the earth, and then buried in it that he might become in truth the first fruit of a redeemed humanity.  While...

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Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 11:02

The story of the serpents in the wilderness is intriguing. The people of God had been rescued from slavery in Egypt and were making the long circuitous way to the promised land. The initial euphoria of freedom had worn off and they grew impatient....

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Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 11:02

Some things just don’t make much sense.  Water doesn’t become wine, bread and fish do not suddenly multiply, the lame do not jump up and walk.  And most certainly, dead people stay dead, especially those who experience the horrific death of...

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Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 11:02

“Jesus called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” A big part of taking up the cross of Jesus is being willing to speak out against...

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Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 11:02

In the midst of two stories we know so well, the story of Noah and the flood and the story of Jesus and his baptism we hear in the First Letter of Peter some teaching about the nature of our baptism.  He speaks of it “not as a removal of dirt from...

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 11:02

We are created out of love and for love.  We walk the same earth and breathe the same air, and yet… We proclaim that it is God’s will that all people live in equity and peace, that all have a share in God’s abundant life, that there is liberty and...

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Friday, March 25, 2016 - 15:44

There is a common saying in Tamil (a South Indian language) that it is alright to pardon an enemy or an oppressor, but one should never forgive a betrayer. I think that this proverb makes sense as it is indeed very difficult to accept betrayal,...

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Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 15:44

“Go.” “Go into the city.” “Go into the city to a certain man.” Go into the city to a certain man, and say.” Jesus sent two of his disciples into the city with clear instructions to seek a certain man that goes un-named but who both Jesus and the...

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