Death

Reflective – Thoughts of Nan

Often when we lose a loved on to death we console ourselves with talk of “eternal destinies.” You would expect as much from a Pastor. But, I confess that most of my thoughts have been about living not dying.

It is not that I am in denial. After all, … Continue reading

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Swallowing Death – Thoughts from the Edge

Following Jesus into the world carrying the Good News would include declaring that death has been swallowed up in the death and resurrection of Jesus. The Scriptures for this week follow the Christian Calendar and point to All Saints Day. In the liturgical turn post-reformation we are called on … Continue reading

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Ode to Larry – Pilot Down

“Three Pilots and a Preacher.” We met 15 years ago. All three pilots were part of the Kerr-McGee flight crew. Larry, Sully and David comprised the pilots in our oft played foursome. I was the preacher. I guess it was the meshing of schedules. They did not fly every … Continue reading

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Loam, Compost, Life and Death – Thoughts from the Edge

Gardening, even urban gardening, is a big hit. Grow your own. Sometimes we use compost material, other  times we use loam. These elements pain the picture of life from death. Jesus notes in John 12 that unless a grain falls into the ground and dies it cannot give life. … Continue reading

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