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March 14, 2016

This is Jesus' promise to those eleven disciples sitting at the supper table with Him two thousand years ago. Jesus is telling them that they can count on Him, coming back and taking them into Himself so that they would be wherever he will be....

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March 13, 2016

The Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY is one of my favorite places on earth. It is, for me, a “thin place” – a place where heaven and earth come a bit closer together. It feels both immensely holy and remarkably accessible. I think this is a...

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March 12, 2016

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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March 11, 2016

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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March 10, 2016

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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March 9, 2016

“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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