Tag Archives: Spirit

No John Wooden, but a winning coach nonetheless

16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was deeply distressed to see that the city was full of idols. I have come to realize that I push back at many of Paul’s teachings to the church because I see … Continue reading

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NOW…take stock of NOW to be able to glorify

54 Jesus therefore no longer walked about openly among the Jews, but went from there to a town called Ephraim in the region near the wilderness; and he remained there with the disciples.  John 11:45-54 The eternity of NOW and how … Continue reading

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Psalter as Anchor, not Wings…why not both-and?

I am daunted that once again the psalm readings this morning are like an anchor rather than spirit-filled wings to which I look to the Word to send me into the day.   Instead, I am pulled down into my … Continue reading

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Abundant life from an abundant, enormous God

I’ve been rereading J.B. Phillip’s Your God is Too Small:  A Guide for Believers and Skeptics Alike this past week.  It has been a terrific accompaniment to the lectionary readings that have revealed the immensity of our Abba Father, such … Continue reading

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All in His Time

He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one ordained by God as judge of the living and the dead. This one verse from the Acts reading today stopped me in my tracks … Continue reading

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Ministry, the good news and joy

In seminary students are asked to name a biblical story they most identify with in terms of ministry (actually for those seeking Holy Orders a sponsoring parish will ask this long before they reach seminary).  Where do you see yourself … Continue reading

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Mother of, Daughter of, Wife of…and then, Stephen

Today’s Old Testament reading really shaped how I read both the Gospel and the Epistle.  It was the last bit of the story of Samson’s parents and how they came to know that they would not die childless. Though familiar … Continue reading

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