Tag Archives: Pentecost

The Silly Sower

The Parable of the Sower is usually preached as a parable of soils with the admonition to “be good soil.” This ignores the seed and the power of God alive in that seed to transform us into life. Continue reading

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A Habit I Can’t Break

What do we do in our life when we have a habit which breaks us? Paul spends some time on this and though his response is complex, our 12-Step friends would recognize it easily. Continue reading

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The Melody of Our Life

We’ve been taught that this passage is about not letting our body be used for “immorality.” This misses one translation nuance that changes the whole thing into a discussion about the melody of our life and how we use it. 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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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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Within Your Endurance

Endurance is not just about being immovably stubborn, it includes the place in which we are enduring, the thing upon which we root our life. Continue reading

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