Monthly Archives: September 2018

Editorial: Shouting

The “Editorial” category is one I use when posting an unexpected writing that is not connected with other themes. ______________________________ Thoughts on Kavanaugh’s approval… When I was in seminary, we joked that when writing a sermon, it is sometimes necessary … Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Care: Self-Care

​I cannot resume this series without moving quickly to commend the practice of self-care.  Ministry is a people-oriented vocation, and as we give substantial amounts of time and energy to the service of others, we can easily neglect to nourish … Continue reading

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Practicing the Better: Jesus–Incarnation

​When we come to Jesus, the connections between him and practicing the better are numerous. We can only hit the high spots in this series, and even then there is plenty to explore.  We begin with keynotes in his incarnation. … Continue reading

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In-Sight: From Lament to Liberation

Looking toward events this week on Capital Hill, we will see the unfolding of more than a judicial confirmation hearing.  We will see the contest between light and darkness when it comes to the age-old subjugation of women by men. … Continue reading

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Shepherd’s Care: The Ministry of Small Talk

With this post, I resume the “Shepherd’s Care” category, with occasional posts meant especially for clergy.  The post below re-opens the series, providing an indication of the vantage point from which I will be writing this time around.  Previous posts … Continue reading

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Practicing the Better: John the Baptist

​The bridge from the first covenant to the second covenant climaxed in John the Baptist, the one who broke the silence of a 400-year prophesy drought in Israel with his message to “prepare the way of the Lord” (Matthew 2:3). … Continue reading

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In-Sight: Shady and Holy?

Sadly, we are living in a time when some Christians appear to believe you can be shady and still be holy.  It is an odd combination which almost always occurs when religion and politics are conjoned in situations where “winning” … Continue reading

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