A Lived, Eternal Faith

Today’s Readings for the Daily Office Psalm 140, 142 (Morning) Psalm 141, 143:1-11(12) (Evening) Isa. 24:14-23 1 Pet. 3:13-4:6 Matt. 20:17-28 A Lived, Eternal Faith I don’t always feel this way, but the passage from Peter is just what I needed to hear this morning. One of the tensions in

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A Reversal of Power

Today’s Readings for the Daily Office Psalm 93, 96 (Morning) Psalm 34 (Evening) Ezra 10:1-17 Acts 24:10-21 Luke 14:12-24   A Reversal of Power My seven-year-old son is in his fourth year of “competitive” soccer. For the first three years every concept used to describe what we witnessed should really

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Old Wine Skins

Today’s Readings for the Daily Office Psalm 137:1-6(7-9), 144 (Morning) Psalm 104 (Evening) Jer. 35:1-19 1 Cor. 12:27-13:3 Matt. 9:35-10:4 Old Wine Skins In the last one hundred and fifty years the face of the world has changed dramatically. Our understanding of science, our ability to identify and cure medical

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Cooperation with and in God

Today’s Readings for the Daily Office Psalm 55 (Morning) Psalm 138, 139:1-17(18-23) (Evening) 1 Kings 18:41-19:8 Phil. 3:17-4:7 Matt. 3:13-17   Cooperation with and in God In today’s gospel John baptizes Jesus. Baptism is one of two central sacraments in our church (the other is the Eucharist) and at the

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