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Sunday, July 24

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The earth is the LORD’S and all that is in it, * the world and all who dwell therein. For it is God who founded it upon the seas * and made it firm upon the rivers of the deep. “Who can ascend the hill of the LORD? * and who can stand in the…(Read More)

Saturday, July 23

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He left that place and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are…(Read More)

Mary Magdalene

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These are things I want to see. Resurrection. Rejoicing. Enemies turned away and oppressors dealt with. The lame and outcast secure and respected. Homecoming. Fortune restored…(Read More)

“The brethren also asked [Abba Agathon], ‘Amongst all good works, which is the virtue that requires the greatest effort?’ He answered, ‘Forgive me, but I think there is no labour greater than that of prayer to God. For every time a [person] wants to pray, his enemies, the demons, want to prevent him, for they…(Read More)

The Messy Arc of Justice

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Every generation has the opportunity to expand the arc of justice. But we have to be able to see where conventional wisdom, religious authority and the law are being stretched by the moral universe in our own day…(Read More)

The scripture has been fulfilled, it would seem. Since the 1980’s at least, to those who have, more has been given; and from those who have less, more has been taken away…(Read More)

Seeds and the Gratitudes

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I’m interested in recognizing the ways that I let my life get into a rut, blocking God’s creative presence, letting distractions and little pleasures deter me from more meaningful and challenging opportunities. There are so many activities and things that produce gratification rather than mere pleasure…(Read More)

Sunday, July 17

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O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?” “Or who has given a gift to him, to receive a gift in return?” For from him and…(Read More)

Saturday, July 16

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Then Joshua son of Nun sent two men secretly from Shittim as spies, saying, ‘Go, view the land, especially Jericho.’ So they went, and entered the house of a prostitute whose name was Rahab, and spent the night there. The king of Jericho was told, Some Israelites have come here tonight to search out the…(Read More)

Desperate measures

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Bill, my best friend in seminary, enjoyed playing the organ. It was a form of relaxation and refreshment for him, and occasionally he would substitute in our seminary chapel worship when the regular organist was away…(Read More)

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