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Ascension Day

“We are truly immortal beings, wed in our very essence to the living God, who is love. And so it is only through loving – constantly, extravagantly, and unexpectedly – that we express our true natures.”

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The “my peace” of Jesus

I wonder about the use of the word “my” before the word “peace.” It seems that just leaving us with “peace” would have been a good gesture in advance of Jesus’ lift-off. But Jesus seems to own the brand. Jesus has a kind of peace that is not like the peace offered by “the world.” And what we know about the term “The world” in John’s gospel and in the early church writings is that “world” does not refer to the planet on which we live, but to the noise in which we live.

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Speaking to the Soul: The Mantle of Authority

As I listened to this person, I remember thinking to myself, “Boy, this guy could really use a good psychotherapist.” And then I remember the split-second feeling of free-fall when it dawned on me that the therapist he needed was me.

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The Ascension

Luke 24:44-53

Bereft, the disciples stare at the empty sky. The Master has disappeared, this time for good. He turned their worlds upside down, set their hearts afire, opened their minds to new understandings and their imaginations to new dreams. And now he is gone. They crane their necks, trying to catch one final glimpse of him, but the sky is innocent of all miraculous goings on. They are on their own.

Two strangers in white have […]

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