Christian Seasons

Take His place … An Ash Wednesday Reflection …

A church I pastored some years ago thought I came to fill the shoes of the previous pastor. In an awkward moment the church gathered around our family for prayer. One person, who either represented what Marshall Shelley would have termed a "well-intentioned dragon" or my own perception of … Continue reading

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Why Lent? … from my recent newsletter article …

Over the past five or six years we (many in our congregation) have observed the Season of Lent. Often I am asked why in a Baptist Church, and in particular a Southern Baptist Church. This is not a highly polemical piece. It is an attempt to see the Season … Continue reading

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Darfur … May Things Become Different …

I found this piece this morning hopeful for peace. I could not help but think of part of the reading from the Psalms for this past Sunday, the first Sunday after Epiphany.

“May the LORD give strength to his people!
May the LORD bless his people with peace!”

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Wright on the Word become flesh … An Advent Sermon

Listen, because the incomprehensible Word, the child, speaks to you.
Don’t patronize him; don’t reject him; don’t sentimentalize him. Learn
the language within which he makes sense. And come to the table to
enjoy the breakfast, the breakfast which is he himself, the Word made
flesh, the Life which

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