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Setting our Face

After recording the selfishness and ambi- tions of the disciples, Luke writes this  startling statement about Jesus: “He set his face to go to Jerusalem” (Luke 9:41, NRSV).  Misunderstood, plotted against, laughed at, and in danger during the entire three … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Job

This blog now contains more than 550 posts. The post below first appeared on June 28, 2013. I am sharing it again because it is appropriate for us  to carry with us as we close out a period of incendiary … Continue reading

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Wendell Berry: “Do the Two Things You Can Do”

“We all come from divorce. This is an age of divorce.  Things that belong together have been taken apart. And you can’t put it all together.  What you can do, is the only thing you can do. Two things. Not … Continue reading

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Living in Gratitude – Part 6 “I’m Grateful for Passion”

The November holiday of  Thanksgiving in the United States offers us a time to  reflect on the grace of God in our lives.  The series will focus on the fact that gratitude is the rock of our faith; if we … Continue reading

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Going Deeper with God – John 1: 32- 42

Eugene Peterson’s book Eat this Book teaches us to chew on a passage of scripture, digest it, and then put it to use in practical ways. Our early Christian fathers and mothers called this process Lectio Divina. This passage describes John … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

LIVING AS APPRENTICES Being a Christ-follower, walking in the dust of our Rabbi, is the journey of a lifetime.  It is a deeper commitment than most of us realize – until we step out onto the bridge of faith which leads … Continue reading

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