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Charisma

Since the Holy Spirit was given at Pentecost about 2000 years ago, we have as believers been given gifts and authority (among other things) through God’s choice to abide in us.  The following is a recent reflection I have had … Continue reading

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A Dead Man, an Outcast, a Reckless Gamble, and the End of All Things

The decision follow (and keep following) Jesus is a frightening gamble when you consider many of the comforts and securities right in front of your eyes.  They flaunt themselves daily, and the comparative success in life of their patrons is, … Continue reading

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Wisdom and Rashness…

Let me be honest, Most High—You who rule the kingdoms of men.  It seems to me that even among my brothers—Your holy, chosen people—there is much lacking in the area of wisdom.  People speak too quickly, even about their brothers, … Continue reading

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At the death of my grandfather

God of the living, not the dead. Trees, woods, deer, flowers. Death followed by life…continual renewal—Spring. At the death of my grandfather I remember the renewal— his forested backyard brimming with life   But I feel our tension. Most of … Continue reading

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Preambles…

Creating a blog means that I have the audacity to think that some of my ponderings are valuable enough to be published and read by people at large (admittedly, it will likely be mostly my closer friends and family who … Continue reading

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