Tag Archives: Justice

Thoughts on the Fourth of July

The ancient kingdoms of Judah and Israel were attacked by the prophets for their betrayal of Israel’s ancient vision of a people governed by faithfulness and mercy.  The founding story of these two nations linked by a common faith and … Continue reading

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The times in which we live…

Thoughts on the Late Bronze Age Collapse, and the enduring Word of God I am haunted by the series of events known as the Late Bronze Age Collapse. In the 12th century bce the great ancient cultures of the Mycenaeans … Continue reading

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Ashen crosses and Jesus’ way of prayer

A Reflection on Ash Wednesday and the Lord’s Prayer The key texts for the reflection this Ash Wednesday were Isaiah 58:5-8 and Matthew 6:1-21. The Lord’s Prayer is the focus of our preaching during Lent this year. Daily verses and … Continue reading

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Christ among the faithful

Christ comes into the world among God’s faithful people. It is among God’s faithful that Christ is revealed. Continue reading

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When you walk through fire

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. –Isaiah 43:2-3 Continue reading

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Bucketfuls

“With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.” –Isaiah 12:3 Continue reading

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“Christ must reign”

“He must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.” (1 Corinthians 15:25) Notice that little word ‘until’. Christ reigns now, but all his enemies are not yet under his feet. Christ reigns now, but a rebellious … Continue reading

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