Monthly Archives: January 2013

Guidance

“Oh Lord, deliver me from this text!” was my seminary professor’s thought. Fred Holmgren stood in the North Park chapel and told how he was teaching a course on the Psalms. So he had committed himself, for his day to preach in … Continue reading

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Using Power

Think Sylvester Stallone in “Rocky” or “Rambo.” That’s how I picture Samson, big, strong as an ox, but not too bright. As we jump to Judges 16 this coming Sunday, following our 90-day Bible reading plan, we find the story of … Continue reading

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Thirst

“Are we there yet?” “I’m thirsty!” “I have to go!” Most parents will recognize these as the cries heard from young children on a car trip of any length. Even the inarticulate cries of an infant confined to a car … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

A dove with an olive leaf is a familiar symbol of peace. It comes from the chapter which is our sermon text this week, Genesis 8. It was a favorite in early Christian art (as was the whole wider theme … Continue reading

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