Monthly Archives: January 2012

Words Are Weird…

The next sermon from me will be the first in our series for February on Love. For week 1 I am looking at love, fellowship and community- in other words, how we love each other. This is based on Romans … Continue reading

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Got Haggis?

Happy Robbie Burns Day all. January 25th is a beloved holiday for all who have (or wish they had; afterall who wouldn’t) a connection to Scotland- the real home of the Brave. Tonight we toast the 18th century bard; a … Continue reading

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Ever Wonder How Much Your Kids are Picking Up?

On Sunday afternoon, my toddler and I had a great afternoon together while my wife was at a baby shower. When we were in the car going to pick mom up, my daughter starting doing what I initially thought was … Continue reading

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“more than these”

I’m working on a sermon on John 21:15-19- Jesus “reinstating” Peter. There’s some baffling Greek wording here, and although I don’t want to drown the poor folks with all the technical ins and outs of semantic ranges and such, it’s … Continue reading

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I Share a Dream

Happy Birthday Dr. King. You are missed, but your dream is very much alive. We’ll keep working on it.

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“Religion”: My Two Cents

This video appears to be going viral: Some various people are weighing in, many praising the video, others not so much, including this critique suggesting that Jesus, the gospel and religion can’t be separated, and Jesus vs. Religion is a “false … Continue reading

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Normative Baptism in the Early Church

I came across this inscription quoted in a blog post suggesting infant baptism was normative in the early church: To the sacred dead. Florentius made this monument to his worthy son Appronianus, who lived one year, nine months, and five … Continue reading

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2011 Reading Highlights cont’d

Adam God`s Beloved, Henri J.M. Nouwen. I am always looking for excuses to read more Henri Nouwen (as if I need an excuse). This one was “assigned” to me by my field education supervisor, as part of my journey through … Continue reading

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2011 Reading Highlights Part 1

I honestly didn’t do as much reading in 2011 as in previous years. Partly because my studies were done, so no assignments were do, and no research papers were being put together. But I did read few gems this year. … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Today, our Eastern Orthodox brethren celebrate the Feast of the Nativity. Our prayers are with those that celebrate that they may be blessed. Today Christ is born of the Virgin in Bethlehem. Today He who knows no beginning now begins … Continue reading

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