Govern yourselves accordingly

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.  And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” | Isaiah 9.6, NIV “Joy to the world, the Lord is come!  Let earth receive her king!” Except Herod thinks he […]

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A call for peace

Let there be peace. This is my solemn prayer.  That we need not die or assassinate each other’s character to experience it.  I don’t just want to rest in peace but to live in peace. But, it is hard to find peace and quiet these days. It is an unlikely combination.  Albert Einstein said, “Peace […]

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Follow Me

“We begin our Lenten journey addressed by the remarkable assurance that the God who summons us in is the God who goes along with us.” | Walter Brueggeman, A Way Other Than Our Own: Devotions for Lent Where is Jesus going?  To the cross.  We know the way that he must take.  We are so […]

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Take the Load Off

“The cross is a contradiction to the world and pertains to public policy just as it pertains to personal well- being.” | Walter Brueggeman, A Way Other Than Our Own: Devotions for Lent “Give us a sign!”  This is the demand not only of the Pharisees in Jesus’ day but in our own.  While it […]

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Take the Lead

“I imagine Lent for you and for me as a great departure from the greedy, anxious anti-neighborliness of our economy, a great departure from our exclusionary politics that fears the other, a great departure from self-indulgent consumerism that devours creation. And then an arrival in a new neighborhood, because it is a gift to be […]

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