Monthly Archives: October 2011

give it away

Our series on consecration continued this week with one of the oldest bits of the New Testament, the poetry of Philippians 2:1-13. Audio’s below and the text is after the jump. Advertisements

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sacred time

We talked about the ancient practice of sabbath at Bethany this week.  Our texts were from Deuteronomy and Mark.  There’s so much to say about the sabbath, and at the same time saying anything seems foolish.  It’s a practice, not … Continue reading

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spirituality of the ten commandments

There’s so much more to the ten commandments than meets the eye.  I think I first realized that in reading Gilead and reveling in the extended reflection on the fifth commandment that happens about halfway through.  It was a treat … Continue reading

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Francis and Isaiah

We finished up the season of creation with reflections on St. Francis and Isaiah 11.  Isaiah 11 is the source material for Edward Hicks’s painting, The Peaceable Kingdom which is above.  It didn’t fit into the sermon, but I ran … Continue reading

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Pruning

We celebrated World Communion Sunday at Bethany this week.  It was great fun.  There was good music, good fellowship, and great bread.  In a nod to the season of creation, our text for the week was John 15:1-12, where Jesus … Continue reading

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