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Too Small

But you, O Bethlehem, who are one of the little clans of Judah, From you shall come forth for me one who is to rule Israel, Whose origin is from of old, from ancient days. Micah 5:2 The Sufi Muslim … Continue reading

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A Deadly War on Christmas

It seems that, around this time every year, we hear about the new and latest salvo in the “War on Christmas.” In 2013, non-white depictions of Santa emerged in the crosshairs. In 2015 the offense was an all-red Starbucks cup. … Continue reading

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I Am That

Do you know that person? The one who approaches you at the busiest time of the year, whether you’re a pastor, elder, volunteer, or teacher, and says, “You know, I’ve been thinking about “x, y, and z” for a few … Continue reading

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Clocking in as a Christian

Life as a minister is strange. People find out that you are a minister and immediately start apologizing for cursing in front of you or confessing how long it’s been since the last time they went to church. Dating as … Continue reading

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What Are You Feeling This Season?

Recently I visited a worship service where the celebrant of communion talked about how he feels increasingly as thought the Advent season is trying to dictate to him how he should feel.  Advertisements and decorations, Christmas music and church services … Continue reading

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Disciples Around the Manager: Zechariah and Elizabeth

In this Advent season, I’ve been reading the book of Luke.  Luke tells a wonderful, well organized story-he even tells us that “I … decided….to write an orderly account for you” and so he did.  He begins at the very … Continue reading

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Enough Is Enough

On Friday afternoon I participated in a protest. The grand jury decision this week not to indict the police officer who killed Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, by choking him to death for allegedly selling cigarettes, sparked outrage across … Continue reading

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