Lent

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 15:44

The meaning of this scripture passage for me is that it is Jesus’ statement of mission a way forward for Jesus and for us today.  It is used in my ministry and is the basis of the focus on mission in the New Visions Initiative for Congregational...

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 15:44

God’s call to Abram is about as clear of a passage about going as there can be. God says, “get up! Leave! Go where I send you!” There is great physical displacement in this story. But, there is also more. I began serving as a missionary for the...

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 15:44

In the Old Testament, the book of Ruth comes to us like a precious gem following as it does numerous stories of war and conquest from the earlier books that we read in Hebrew Scripture. These are some of the most endearing words of love and...

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 15:44

“Go out at once into the streets...” This scripture speaks to me because it is about action. It speaks to us of the expansiveness of God’s love, represented here in the parable of the banquet. When those who were readily welcomed to the great...

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 15:44

The fifth grade class at Trinity Episcopal Day School in Baton Rouge is intrigued by what it means to “go and bear fruit” as described in John 15:15b-17.  We discussed the ways we can be Jesus’ friend and, as his friend, go and bear the kind of “...

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Monday, March 7, 2016 - 15:44

My brother and I started off the year making a pledge to each other. My brother turns 50 this year and I am his senior by only a mere 5 years and 1 month.  What we both said we would commit to doing, with no time limit on it, nor when or how it...

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Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 15:44

If Lent – and life – is a journey, then we can have no better words to be our companions on the way than the eight verses of Psalm 121. Scholars say that this psalm is the second of the 15 consecutive so-called ascent psalms, and they surmise that...

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Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 15:44

These verses, especially: “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening”, resonate with me in a very direct way this Lent. I recently became a Postulant for the priesthood in The Episcopal Church, and I am hoping to attend seminary this coming Fall...

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Friday, March 4, 2016 - 15:44

In a sentence: Discipleship is more radical than we believe it is!  In a couple of paragraphs: We have built a church institution that is more focused on staying than going.. We have an institution not focused on following Christ into our...

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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 15:44

Jesus had just fed the multitude of five thousand men, beside women and children. What was going through the minds of those disciples, I wonder? With five loaves and two small fish He fed the multitude? How many have we nourished with what little...

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