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I baptize you in the name of …

Every Jew knew, as Jesus knew, that the fulfillment of God the Father’s plan, the one that would put an end to the back and forth history of faith, apostasy, punishment, metanoia by the people of Israel, and reestablishment in God’s favor, was the coming of the Messiah, the bringer of forgiveness and adoption.

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Resisting Evil

In baptism we promise to resist evil, but how do we know evil in our life and how do we best resist it? Here’s our top ten ways for resisting evil.

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A radical Way of being

Christians are called to a Radical Faith. Christians, when they live as though their baptisms matter, are radicals. Jesus was a radical. A radical is one who advocates and works for fundamental or revolutionary changes in current practices, conditions.

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Remember your baptism!

During his annual visit to our church today, the bishop will baptize Evanna. She’s a tall, somewhat plump transgender woman around age twenty… Our church has one other trans member, my sixteen-year-old son, Max… This is a safe place, yet instinctively I watch people’s reactions toward LGBTQ people. I look out for Evanna as if she were my own child.

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Walking in love on the Robert’s Mission

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information aiding in determining the cause of a fire in March at the Shoshone Episcopal Mission in Wyoming. Also known as the Robert’s Mission, it was established in the late 1800s as a Christian school by Reverend John Roberts, a Welsh missionary, with funds raised by Episcopal Bishop Ethelbert Talbot. The mission was assigned historical status in 1973 by the U.S. National Register […]

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Speaking to the Soul: Low Sunday

It’s been a relatively quiet week, church-wise. After the build-up of Lent, the constant quiet activity of Holy Week, and the energy and exuberance of Easter, the church may still be celebrating Easter but the people are more than ready for a bit of rest. There are still Bible studies to do, sermons to write, the church to be tidied up, flowers arranged, brass polished, and the like, but for the most part, those who have invested so much of […]

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