Monthly Archives: March 2016

Start to Finish

I use fishing as the example. Stanley Hauerwas uses bricklaying. Others may select their favorite complex skill which must be learned, at least to some degree, as an apprentice, receiving both instruction and example from a master, someone proficient in … Continue reading

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Vindication

Vindication is a good feeling. We enjoy it directly when we are proved right or justified in even the simplest matters. It happens in a sports trivia discussion when someone pulls out his smart phone and in a quick search … Continue reading

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The Example

It’s a bit dicey to center a whole sermon around a Bible text which may not even be authentic. Since it’s such a well-known passage I was unaware (or had forgotten) until I started studying this week’s passage, Luke 23:33-38, … Continue reading

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A Forgiving Life

Why should I forgive? How do I forgive? Whom should I forgive? When should I forgive? These are all great questions and we’ve explored them all to some extent already this Lent. But what exactly does forgiveness look like practically … Continue reading

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Elder Siblings

Henri Nouwen wrote, “it is clear that the hardest conversion to go through is the conversion of the one who stayed home.” There are many ways to go at this most beloved of parables in Luke 15:11-32. I’ve usually stuck … Continue reading

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