Things Beyond Now

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Proper 12: Gospel, Matthew 13:44-52                                 Matthew 13:44-52 Matthew chapter 13-the parable chapter-at least that’s how I have always thought of it. Jesus the master storyteller...

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For Whom?

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Proper 12: Epistle, Romans 8:28-39                                       Romans 8:28-39 My focus today is the one verse in this reading that Christian disciples run to again and again. And it is...

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Sticky Love

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Proper 12: Old Testament, Deuteronomy 7:6-9                             Deuteronomy 7:6-9  Deuteronomy chapter seven, although a statement of the calling of Israel, has a great deal to speak to all humanity. As so...

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Good Seed

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Proper 11: Gospel, Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43                             Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Another parable from the thirteenth of Matthew. Jesus uses parables both to hide and to make aware. And God’s purposes...

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Emphasis

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Proper 11: Epistle, Romans 8:17-27                                   Romans 8:17-27 As I read through the epistle for the week I had one of those thoughts, “Have I never read this before?&rdquo...

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Knowing God

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Proper 11: Old Testament, Isaiah 44:6-8                                Isaiah 44:6-8  The title above begs a question. Or it should. Before we even ask the question, “Can anyone know God?,” we need...

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Reading Wider

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Proper 9: Gospel, Matthew 11:25-30                                      Matthew 11:25-30  Our gospel for the week includes verses used, I believe, more than any other in my ministry to troubled...

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Wretched

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Proper 9: Epistle, Romans 7:14-25a                                  Romans 7:14-25a  Romans 7 is a wrestling match. And it’s not with two competitors, just one. Well, perhaps two within one. Paul...

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Love Labels

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Proper 9: Old Testament, Zechariah 9:9-12                              Zechariah 9:9-12 Several years ago, a couple of decades at least, a book was all the rage in the Christian bookstores (what’s that, right?)...

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