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The story of

God and us

2nd Peter (1) Acts (5) Genesis (2) Hebrews (1) Isaiah (1) Jeremiah (1) Job (1) John (4) Lamentations (1) Luke (6) Matthew (2) Ruth (2)

  • Choosing to be together

    Choosing to be together

    Ruth 1.15–18

    An Episcopal priest I follow, Reverend Rachel Kessler, said this week that if there is ever anything that makes her consider giving up on ministry, it is when the balance in her work shifts “from more about proclaiming the good news to like, trying to keep an institution alive.” And while I haven’t been doing…

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  • God the Tiger Parent

    God the Tiger Parent

    Lamentations, Survey of

    After the sermon two weeks ago about Song of Songs and love, I got an email about talking a bit about the “Tiger Parent” stereotype, and asking if there’s something to be said for God showing love in such a way. I couldn’t help but chuckle a little bit. I am not from a culture…

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  • What is God like?

    What is God like?

    Matthew 28.16–20; 2 Peter 1:16–18

    I can’t help but wonder, friends, if the reason we can’t get away from the complexity of the trinity is that we are being called into the same. We are being given the holy mystery of God, revealed in the scriptures that our forebearers have compiled out of six millenia spent triangulating who God is…

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  • May we be empty

    May we be empty

    John 14.8-17; Acts 2.1-18

    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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