JustUs

A couple of weeks ago, as I was preparing for this gathering*, I watched a documentary on racism. It explained, from a scientific perspective, how foolish the idea of multiple human races actually is. Through various ways, they were able to demonstrate how two people of the same “race” are actually more likely to have…

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Different Is Not The Problem

This video has been very popular on Facebook as of late and it is definitely worth the time to watch it. It is good, visually appealing, and the message of unity is one with which I agree. It is a spoken word piece by Prince EA whom I do not know beyond this but I assume…

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Hope is Gritty

Romans 8:18-25  I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will…

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At This Moment

James 5:7-11   7Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. 8You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near. 9Beloved, do not grumble…

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History

Today, I made history. Kinda by accident. Funny thing about making history: it never happens when you’re in your best dress. I guess it does for some people. The big people making big history every day. They know it’s coming. The rest of us don’t really. History sneaks up on you and there you are…

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Never Ceases The Hunt

Strictly speaking, this poem (written for a post in October of 2010) isn’t about the gospel text for tomorrow and, therefore, isn’t in the sermon. If I remember correctly, it is actually about the healing of ten lepers in Luke 17. However, the parables of the lost sheep, lost coin, and lost son, two of which are in…

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Water

This is an excerpt from the new Special Edition Newsletter focusing on water, including water in the scriptures, environmental concerns and stewardship. The full newsletter (with active links) may be downloaded here. Joined into one family through the waters of baptism…. Why Water? Why spend all this time and energy on water? Well, there are…

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