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“For All People…” Why the Radical Inclusiveness of Christmas matters.

When the angel announced good news of great joy for all people, the angel opened the door for a feisty conversation about who’s in and who’s out of God’s family.  That conversation has been fueled by arrogance and fear, and … Continue reading

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Easter: making all things new

“Behold, I make all things new.” -Jesus the Christ Do you remember (either the book or the movie) in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, the part where the thaw begins?  Do you remember later, when new life sweeps … Continue reading

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Crossings…

“How is it that you, being a Jew, ask me for a drink since I am a Samaritan woman?”  (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans) – John 4:9 One of the things that offended the religious establishment in Jesus’ … Continue reading

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The Divine Invitation: Higher, More Beautiful…

At end of his life, Paul declares that he’s not done growing spiritually when he says, “Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that … Continue reading

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Eighth Letter…A new TULIP for 2010

There’s a national project underway that’s inviting bloggers to write a letter to the church in North America. Many of these letters can be found here.  It’s called the Eighth Letter and the link will explain why.  Here’s my offering … Continue reading

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How Cooking is Like Evangelism

When we packed for vacation, we didn’t have a menu.  Instead we bought some stuff: string beans, apples, bluberries, spinach, mushrooms, onions, garlic, a little animal protein, some milk and cheese, some eggs.  We brought some stuff from home too: … Continue reading

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