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New Community/New Creation

Where do we see God’s hope alive in the world today? As a New Community, a New Creation in Christ? In church yesterday, I experienced God’s hope, peace and life as I took communion. I felt a letting go, a … Continue reading

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Holy Week

And so we begin Holy Week. We would like life to be clear, certain and under control, and for God to be the guarantor of such a happy outcome. But God never offers certainty and those who look for it … Continue reading

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Act IV: Israel and the Kingdom

Sunday March 15 preacher Lisa Wiens Heinsohn explored the story of Israel seeking to meet its needs for justice and protection through a human king by becoming an “imperial community”, instead of living in dependence and trust on God’s promises … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Fall

My favorite Episcopal communion liturgy is Eucharistic Prayer C. It not only acknowledges that humans and our earth are but a tiny part of creation, but it also elegantly encapsulates the Biblical story. About the Fall, it says: “From the … Continue reading

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Creation

In her Sunday sermon “Creation,” preacher Blair Pogue made the following points about the first creation story in Genesis (1-2:4a): The story causes her to picture God as an artist This passage is not a scientific account, but a story … Continue reading

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Generosity

We can all imagine ways in which the world could be a better place. One attractive image is the community formed by the early church: “Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul … … Continue reading

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Daily Practice: How to be Rich Toward God

Today at St. Matthews we explored the parable of the rich man who decided to build bigger barns to store his bumper crop, only to be confronted by his own mortality and the reality that “life does not consist in … Continue reading

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