Monthly Archives: August 2011

the low road

This Sunday’s text is one of the most challenging, convicting texts in the New Testament–at least for me.  Take up your cross and follow me, Jesus says.  Some thoughts about what that might mean for us after the jump.

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the answer

The text for Sunday continued our journey through Matthew.  It’s a passage full of theological meat.  Who is Jesus?  What is the church?  What are we, the church, to be about in the world?  Thoughts after the jump…

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interruptions and disruptions.

Our story for Sunday wasn’t exactly an easy one.  There’s a desperate mother, a daughter with a demon, and Jesus going through some growing pains. As part of our service we talked about a friend of mine who was in … Continue reading

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don’t be afraid

Our text from Sunday was a wild, wet ride.  Jesus walks on the water.  Peter tries to join him and has some trouble.  We wrestled with fear and doubt.  Thoughts after the jump.

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Barbara Brown Taylor and prayer

I pulled An Altar in the World down off the shelf this morning to do some preparation for our deacon’s meeting tonight.  Every month our deacons spend a part of their meeting exploring a spiritual practice of some sort.  This … Continue reading

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enough

Yesterday’s text was Matthew’s version of the feeding of the five thousand.  This story is the only miracle to appear in all four gospels.  It has words that we all need to be reminded of on a regular basis.  Thoughts … Continue reading

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