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UnfairSeptember 12, 2014When it all falls apart, when it's all so unfair, when it just makes no sense at all, thank you, God, for the church.
Jesus WeptSeptember 11, 2014Death is painful even when we know that eventually it will be swallowed up in victory. Grief is baptized with tears even as it enters into the promise of new life.
A Matter of the SoulSeptember 10, 2014Illness has been diminished to refer only to matters of the body in the same way so much of life is diminished to matters material and biological.
Humanity RevealedSeptember 9, 2014People seem to need super-human heroes and icons. And when those heroes and icons are not real in fact, they are made real in the minds of the public.
Mary’s BirthdaySeptember 8, 2014The ancient church gave Jesus a birthday, even though no one had the slightest idea when he was actually born. In the 5th century, the church gave Jesus’ mother a birthday too.
"You will have pain."September 7, 2014Our economy insists that all things are available for purchase. If you are struck by tragedy, you haven't made the right choices.
Sheep DogsSeptember 6, 2014Ministers are often referred to as "pastor," and the Latin root of that word is "to shepherd." In other words, in a congregation the pastor is the shepherd and the people are the sheep.
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