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God and us

A prophet’s true greatness is his ability to hold God and man in a single thought.

Abraham Joshua Heschel

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  • All things new

    All things new

    Many days I’ll wrap up my day job and drive over to the church so I can work on my sermon with the joyous applause of alcoholics and children of alcoholics and addicts and debtors and gamblers celebrating recovery in the background. And if I’m really lucky, once or twice a week, one of the…

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  • May we be empty

    May we be empty

    In Christianity, we think of the guidance we get from God as coming from the Holy Spirit. And I wonder if our Christian ancestors are telling us, “you need to be open to receive. You need to make the choice to receive.” And when you do, you’ll be infectious. You’ll create a feeling of closeness…

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  • By faith,

    By faith,

    For example, there’s this one woman, Priscilla. In the Book of Acts, in the Epistle to the Romans, in the 1st letter to the Corinthians, and in Paul’s 2nd letter to Timothy, she’s described as a colleague to the Apostle Paul, a collaborator, an equal. She even went on to have churches named after her.…

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  • Assistant Regional Managers of the planet

    Assistant Regional Managers of the planet

    God made sky and water and earth and heaven and birds and fish and beasts and creeping things and plants and called all of it good. Then, to top it all off, God made humans. God said “let us make humankind in our image, after our likeness, and they shall rule the fish of the…

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