Image of God

Childhood Summer from Sara Groves’ Invisible Empires

We enjoyed our annual Fall Festival at Snow Hill yesterday. Watching the children play games, enjoy food, and receive candy reminded me of Sara Groves’ new CD, Invisible Empires. Sara and Troy walk through the songs in a “Director’s Cut” edition. Eugene Peterson figures prominently as inspirational … Continue reading

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Art, the Image of God, and Bill Mallonee

A couple of weeks ago I helped remember a gentleman in our church. He was quite the musician. His son remembered calling his Dad’s house to see how he and his Mom were doing and he could hardly hear of the Bluegrass being played in the background.

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Difference is an Artist’s Game

The call came some years ago. Something suspicious left a young mother and her husband on edge. Doctors confirmed Sami would be different. In the life of our church, Sami “takes us apart.” That is, Sami reminds us of what the producer of this video conveys. We love Sami. … Continue reading

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Entitled Opinions – Thoughts from the Edge

Sometimes it is hard to choose one text from the Lectionary readings for the coming Sunday to offer a reflection on. However, in the highly opinionated political season (read, election cycle), we may need to remember how to hold our opinions. For we who follow Jesus, this is a … Continue reading

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Not What You Expect from Someone Without a Home

I could not help but think of a conversation with a young African-American man more than twenty years ago. Standing on a busy downtown Dallas street we chatted about the circumstances that led the gentleman to living on the street. He spoke of a good job, family and a … Continue reading

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