Tag Archives: Jesus

Paradise Found

“Today, you will be with me in Paradise.”  (Luke 23:43) Expulsion and restoration: these are the bookends of Scripture. Like Adam and Eve, we are cast out of the Garden.  Rather than rejoicing at what we have, we are tempted … Continue reading

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Ends and Means

Religion is to be used as a stepping stone to God, but it must never be used as a tower to hold one aloft from others. We are all cells in the body of humanity. When anyone attempts to isolate … Continue reading

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“Every Round Goes Higher, Higher”

This past week a colleague and I went on a short but brisk hike up the steep one-mile path to the top of Mt. Beacon, in Beacon, New York.  It’s a great hike for the novice who doesn’t mind some … Continue reading

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Holy, Lowly, Refugee

Matthew 2:13-15 An angel of the Lord warns Joseph to flee. Jesus was a refugee.  Christians seldom attach that description to the Christ child. We are willing to attach Jesus to his birth mother, Mary; to his adoptive father, Joseph; to … Continue reading

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Broken Hearted

In a recent gathering of clergy I heard a presentation by Andy Stanley of Atlanta on change. In it he asked two questions based on his reading from the book of Nehemiah, where Nehemiah first hears of the awful things … Continue reading

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Religious Freedom

There has been a lot of talk in the news lately about religious freedom in our country.  Apparently in the U.S. there isn’t any at least from the point of view of states like Indiana that passed, and now amended … Continue reading

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A Bored and Brilliant Lent

In the past few years a growing number of people have chosen some form of media or technology fast as their Lenten practice.  On Ash Wednesday, a handful of people in my Facebook friend circle signed off until Easter.  This … Continue reading

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