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Rule with Righteousness


But in the scripture, “righteous” and “righteousness” is a much bigger word. Usually it is an economic and political word…(Read More)

Psalms 148, 149, 150 (Morning) Psalms 114, 115 (Evening) Exodus 18:1-12 1 John 2:7-17 Mark 16:9-20 Our Gospel reading today is from the end of Mark…sorta. You might have noticed those odd little brackets at the end of this book in your Bible. If you have a study…(Read More)

From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation of the Israelites journeyed by stages, as the Lord commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. The people quarrelled with Moses, and said, ‘Give us water to drink.’ Moses said to them, ‘Why do you quarrel with me? Why…(Read More)

Easter Here and Now


“This is no commemoration service in which we devoutly recall past events. Quite the contrary, we witness to the original event, more than witnesses—we are involved. We share in the death and share in the rising because our sins are involved. “This is no replay of Calvary. We do not run it again each…(Read More)

The Free Life


It takes a bit of trust to let God bring you your life instead of satisfying internal or external taskmasters for your security…(Read More)

Simple, Comforting Words


Sometimes it seems that the message is so simple. “I love you and I am with you. Do not be afraid. Live in peace, and act in love…(Read More)

On the Way


It seems that he believes in us. That may be more important than our believing in him…(Read More)

Trust me


So it’s very possible that the intent of this passage is actually more like, “Don’t worry. You have a belief in God and also a belief in me”–suggesting that this part of the discourse in John is more about our belief being a survival manual than a celestial soda machine, doling out…(Read More)

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