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What Is Assumed

Pastoral Prayer: Lord God, we have a saying, we human beings, “Never assume for when you do you make . . .”, well that is not really appropriate for the pulpit, Lord. So, maybe it is better described in an Indian Proverb, “The baby has not been born yet, Continue reading

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The Voice Creates, Breaks and Tears Apart

Pastoral Prayer: O Lord our God, Presidents, Congressional Delegates and all forms of human rule come and go. We ourselves live and die. But You are forever. Your Kingdom and Your faithfulness, Your righteousness and Your mercy are without beginning and end. You are likewise the origin and destination Continue reading

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I Can Say What I Want!

We don’t have ears to hear— that’s what Jesus didn’t account for.

Language presents us with challenges. For an obvious example, it’s difficult— perhaps impossible— to talk about politics. If your interlocutor doesn’t already agree with you, then all they’re likely to hear is partisanship. 

If you suggest that

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What if prisoners are more free?

Cobbling some constructive events from my past led me to recall some instances that made me terribly uncomfortable as a young teenager. One of those came when our Youth Minister and Music Minister would schedule us to sing or share with men who came to the Grace Rescue Mission

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These Are My Mothers, My Sisters, and My Brothers

Pastoral Prayer: Lord God Almighty,  you have given us good things. James reminds us that every good and perfect gift comes from you, the Father of Lights, in whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. But, it is often that we take the good that you give Continue reading

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