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April 1, 2018

Movements shake things up!  One moment, everything feels stable, secure, predictable. Then suddenly the ground shifts, the earth shakes, and what appeared steady and familiar before now feels…different.  Movements shake things up.  Movements change...

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March 25, 2018

How quickly the crowd gathered around Jesus as he entered Jerusalem and how quickly they dispersed as he was arrested, tried and crucified.  People were looking for a powerful figure to challenge the status quo. As churches and as countries, we...

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March 18, 2018

Today we hear of the promise of a new covenant written not on stone but in our hearts.  We hear Jesus speaking of being lifted up from the earth, and then buried in it that he might become in truth the first fruit of a redeemed humanity.  While...

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March 11, 2018

The story of the serpents in the wilderness is intriguing. The people of God had been rescued from slavery in Egypt and were making the long circuitous way to the promised land. The initial euphoria of freedom had worn off and they grew impatient....

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March 4, 2018

Some things just don’t make much sense.  Water doesn’t become wine, bread and fish do not suddenly multiply, the lame do not jump up and walk.  And most certainly, dead people stay dead, especially those who experience the horrific death of...

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February 25, 2018

“Jesus called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” A big part of taking up the cross of Jesus is being willing to speak out against...

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