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Preaching on the Lord’s Day is not part of a whistle-stop tour

Acts 13: 5After the reading of the law and the prophets, the officials of the synagogue sent them a message, saying, ‘Brothers, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, give it.’ 16So Paul stood up and with a … Continue reading

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O Lord my stronghold, my crag, and my haven

Been sort of stuck this past week in terms of being able to get up and out of my head and heart the Holy Spirit whispers that have come my way at the morning readings.  I shouldn’t be stuck.  I … Continue reading

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When it comes to justice, God is supreme – not the court

Exodus 1:15 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, 16‘When you act as midwives to the Hebrew women, and see them on the birthstool, if it is a boy, … Continue reading

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Not in our imagination, not in a formula either: Both And – the third way – is the way to know God’s Word

Genesis 41:17Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, ‘In my dream I was standing on the banks of the Nile;18and seven cows, fat and sleek, came up out of the Nile and fed in the reed grass. 19Then seven other cows came up … Continue reading

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No room for self-righteousness at the inn

Praise of thanksgiving.  That’s it.  The bombastic insults you are hurling at my people, especially your people – your family – that will not do. This is what I heard the Spirit saying to God’s people in the words of Psalm … Continue reading

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Trials, Paths, God’s plans and delight in being where I am to be

Psalm 16: 1 Protect me, O God, for I take refuge in you; * I have said to the Lord, “You are my Lord, my good above all other.” 2 All my delight is upon the godly that are in … Continue reading

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Here’s talking to you, kid…dwell

At the Episcopal parish where I have been worshiping this Lenten season, the priest has been including a prayer from Thomas Merton at the conclusion of the Eucharist and before dismissing all of God’s people into the world to do … Continue reading

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