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some gospel musings

Today is Good Friday. A day when millions of Christians all over the world observe, remember, give thanks for, and consider the crucifixion of Jesus. Notice I didn’t say celebrate. That word just doesn’t seem to fit. We celebrate one’s … Continue reading

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life in death

Last Sunday I was the guest preacher at a small Presbyterian church. The Biblical text for the sermon was John 12:20-36, with a concentration on verses 23-26; Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to … Continue reading

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in darkness and in light

The Christmas Story. Full of love and light. And innocence. Is there a lovelier sermon than to watch preschoolers re-enact the Christmas story? My two year old granddaughter, Miss Eloise, was a lamb this year in her school program. No … Continue reading

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mismatched in heaven

This past Sunday evening I went to my first Sunday worship service, in a church, in over seven months. I realize that should be shameful for a pastor to admit but, if you’ve read any of my other recent posts … Continue reading

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it could be worse

If there’s one thing in all articles about blogging, it’s the advice to be consistent, to post on a regular basis. I want to do that. I intend to do that. But the reality is, life keeps happening fast and … Continue reading

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celebrate it all

Last week I “celebrated” my third year of ordination as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church, USA. Last Thursday, July 17th, to be exact. This anniversary day was kind of weird for me, honestly. I remembered … Continue reading

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park bench prophet

He looked like a young Hungarian Bob Dylan, complete with frizzy hair, crooked teeth, pasty face, and those beady eyes.   I had traveled many miles for this moment, and yet it was something I never expected.   The Missions Director had … Continue reading

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