Tag Archives: Kingdom of God

In the tears of the River Jordan

We celebrated yesterday, January 15, as the Baptism of Our Lord and the primary text for the day was Matthew 3:13-17: 13Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. 14John would have prevented … Continue reading

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Light for our darkness

We are not alone in the world. There is a heartbeat to the universe. There is a song of love and life at the heart of all existence. Continue reading

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The reign of peace

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. –Colossians 3:15 Continue reading

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The pursuit of peace

“Let us then pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.” –Romans 14:19 Continue reading

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The Big Story

Those of us who are not rooted in the scriptures often find them strange. Even the word “God” is hard for some of us. But our confession as a Christian community is that there is a heartbeat at the center of all things, a spirit, a breath, pushing and pulling the world towards justice and mercy and goodness and life. Continue reading

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In the light of a promise

Preached today for the memorial service of Devonne Crick. We live in the light of a promise. And the promise is not just that we get to see loved ones again. The promise is that we get to see all … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a spider and the meaning of life

I think about the drive to live within every human creature. Instinctual. Imperative. But we, strange creatures that we are, have a more complicated relationship with life. Existence is not enough. We need it to mean something. We need purpose. We need connection. We need hope. Continue reading

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Boston and the Human Heart

At the end of November in 1098, during the first crusade, those who set off in the name of Christ to free the holy land from the infidel, came to the Syrian city of Ma’arra northwest of Antioch.  There was … Continue reading

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