So, He Went

The Rev

January 2, 2017

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Photo by Atlas Green As the new year starts many people make resolutions. We tend to have this sense that we need to make some changes. We want to read more, get in shape, be a better spouse, or make more money. A friend of mine said something in passing that I thought was relatively profound, […]

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“Alright, alright, but what IS the gift?”

The Rev

September 14, 2016

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Photo by <a href=“https://unsplash.com/@fableandfolk”>Annie Spratt</a> The sun was slowly setting over the horizon. The reds, oranges, and purples were magnificent. Our bellies were satisfied from the meal and the laughter was contagious. A cool breeze gently blew as we gathered on the deck with the Scriptures open. We began reading… Blessed be the God and […]

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Is the Church called to be “Counter-Cultural”?

The Rev

September 6, 2016

God, Life

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Photo by Samantha Sophia I read many articles and books about what it means to be “the Church.” As a pastor of a new congregation I think that I need to continue to refine and deepen my understanding of what the Church ought to be. A concept that consistently pops up, particularly in blogs, is that […]

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A Gut Response to the Tragedies of This Week

The Rev

December 14, 2012

God, Life

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This week we have seen in our world two tragedies. Tuesday night a student at EMU was killed. Today we are experiencing the horror of a school shooting in Connecticut that has resulted in the death of nearly thirty children. It is at times like this when I fall to my knees and ask God, […]

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