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The intercession of the saints

In these days of isolation, anticipation, and anxiety, it is so good to believe, in the words of the most common Creed in Christendom, “in the communion of saints”.  There is this unbroken communion which we share with one another, … Continue reading

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Receiving and Believing

In a number of instances, Jesus tells His disciples that, in terms of the power of their praying, it has something to do with the quality of their believing, such as in if you have faith as small as a mustard … Continue reading

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Always naked

June 9 is St. Columba’s Day, remembering the 6th century Irish Monk who, like Patrick of Ireland a century before him, is largely credited with bringing an entire region to Christ. Columba accepted what was called “white martyrdom” (“red” involving … Continue reading

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Capturing Tears

As someone who grew up with lots of internal pain, and lots of tears, I’ve always been fascinated by this concept: put my tears in your bottle:  These words are addressed to God by David in Psalm 56:8, written about when … Continue reading

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Waiting

During these specific 10 days between Easter and Pentecost, 2 Millenia + ago, the disciples knew that they were to wait for The Holy Spirit to come, with power.  They were told to stay in the city, and not to … Continue reading

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Views of The Cross

To state the ridiculously obvious, this is a very scary season, not only in the U.S., but around the world. Not only are we witnessing the catastrophe of an epidemic of historic proportions, we are seeing the meltdown of the … Continue reading

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Christian: God may be calling you home

Perhaps the title of this posting got your attention, particularly in these days of the COVID-19 virus.  But this message is not what it might seem. It could be that God is calling us to stay home instead of gathering … Continue reading

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Raising Followers of The Way

The first followers of Jesus were often called “Followers of the Way”, or more simply, “The Way” (Acts 9:2; 19:9.23; 24:14,22; 22:4). This was the title adopted by believers in Jesus to describe themselves, and may have referred to those … Continue reading

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