Monthly Archives: December 2013

About those Shepherds—

From “The Life and Times of Jesus the Masiah”, Alfred Edersheim Book II chapter 6 line 20-23states: A passage in the Mishnah20 leads to the conclusion, that the flocks, which pastured there, were destined for Temple-sacrifices,21 and, accordingly, that the … Continue reading

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A Litany for the Christmas Season

God of joy and celebration God of love and mercy God of peace and righteousness We sing aloud and dance with the angels. The ruler of all worlds, the shepherd of creation Jesus Christ has entered our world The full … Continue reading

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Where’s Home?

Advent reminds us clearly of all three of these homecomings, but often we get distracted, disoriented, disconnected. In fact, it’s easy to focus solely on Jesus’ coming as a baby in a manger at Christmas and forget his very real … Continue reading

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What Is The Future You Want To Come Home To?

One cannot read the Gospels or the prophets without realizing that God’s loving purposes are not just about changing us spiritually… as important as that is. God in Christ intends to make all things new. I am looking forward to … Continue reading

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Loaves and cakes: Jesus tramples on the religious liberty of his disciples

The day was drawing to a close, and the twelve came to him and said, “Send the crowd away, so that they may go into the surrounding villages and countryside, to lodge and get provisions; for we are here in … Continue reading

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What Are We Waiting For?

  What if we’ve got it backward? What if someone is waiting for us? – Joe Kay | God’s Politics Blog | Sojourners.

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Seeking the Light – A Christmas Prayer by Henri Nouwen

  Lord Jesus, Master of both the light and the darkness, send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas. We who have so much to do seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day. We who are anxious … Continue reading

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