Monthly Archives: March 2015

It’s Palm Day, What to Say?

Mark 14.1-15.47 or Phil 2.5-11 It is Patience (I mean Passion) Sunday this week. The day we sit through two chapters of the Gospel because enough people stopped coming to Good Friday worship that congregations were surprised and confused by … Continue reading

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“I will be yours and you will be mine,” declares the LORD

Jeremiah 31.31-34 It’s easy to buzz right by this passage on our way to the Gospel and miss the passion, heartbreak and promise of a God who takes by the hand and loves without ending. “The days are coming,” says … Continue reading

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Slave, Missionary, and Bishop: Patrick of Ireland

We know that St. Patrick’s Day is about drinking beer and listening to the Dropkick Murphys, but there was a real person named Patrick. Continue reading

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House of Stone and Light

Years ago Martin Page wrote “In the House of Stone and Light.” And while he talks about Mt. Kailash and the Havasupai shaman, he keeps coming back to something he calls “the House of Stone and Light.” This could be … Continue reading

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This is the Way

We know about how ‘God loves the world soooo much’ but the Greek is a little more nuanced. Jesus is also the way, the manner in which, God loves. Continue reading

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Taking the Name

Exodus 20.1-17 As it is the season of Lent, Sunday’s readings are full of admonition. The Old Testament reading is of the Ten Commandments and it is traditional to jump past the preface “I am the LORD your God…” and … Continue reading

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