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Practicing Resurrection

We are in the liturgical season of Easter.  What does that mean? To me it means that we are “practicing resurrection.” It means that we are called to be an “Easter people.”  Let me explain. Recently our lectionary reading was … Continue reading

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Persistent Faith

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” – Hebrews 11:1 “Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien After the tragic and frightening events in Charlottesville last … Continue reading

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Too Many Martyrs

“Too many martyrs and too many dead. Too many lies, too many empty words were said. Too many times for too many angry men. Oh let it never be again.” -Phil Ochs On Wednesday of last week, many of us … Continue reading

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Honest Patriotism

At the 223rd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in 2018, the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy will present a resolution for consideration entitled “Honest Patriotism.”  The draft of this resolution can be found here.  Building on Donald … Continue reading

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Look and Consider

“Look at the birds of the air… Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow…” – Matt. 6:25ff Jesus suggests that to understand how God cares for us we should be mindful of the earth and observe its creatures. … Continue reading

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Oh, Say Can You See…

Independence Day is upon us, an appropriate time to wade into a topic which can prove contentious for many congregations – national flags in sanctuary spaces.  If your worship space contains a national flag, I would urge you to use … Continue reading

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Backwards Faith

I went to a small liberal arts college in the heart of Arkansas, and it was there that I decided that I wanted to pursue ministry as a calling.  Over the course of my four years, I became a religion … Continue reading

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