Tag Archives: Year A

Participial Christianity

Somewhere along the line we picked up the notion that God is best understood in etherial, unemotional terms. This notion is, frankly, stupid and even the grammar of the bible tells us so. Continue reading

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Weedy Wheat

Us v. Them is a distinction we learn early and apply often in life. But this distinction is exactly the opposite of the way God deals with us. Maybe there’s a lesson in that. Continue reading

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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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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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