Monthly Archives: June 2017

A Song of Hesed

Hebrew words are thick and complex things that we try to translate into simple English as best we can. This one needs a bit more explanation. Continue reading

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United With Him

Spiritual life and growth leads us deeper into what theologians call “union with God.” How is that supposed to work and does it mean anything for my life today. Continue reading

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Change in the Church

One of the challenges of change is how to deal with the “not ready to go there yet” people. There are all sorts of models we’ve used but Paul and Luther tried one we don’t use too often. Perhaps it’s time we did. Continue reading

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The Other Kind of Family

If we are going to tell the truth about family we will have to tell the light AND the shadow stories. Getting to the point where we can do so usually means conflict, let’s talk about that. Continue reading

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Making Disciples?

We’ve accepted the translation of the Great Commission as telling us to “Make Disciples” as if disciple is something we do. A little searching points to a deeper meaning: disciple is someone we are. Continue reading

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Miss-Communicating

Pentecost is billed as a Big Day for the Church (and it is). It is also a Big Day for us all as God begins to undo the mess in which we live. The starting point is our communication. Continue reading

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