Monthly Archives: June 2013


As we look about, it can feel as if God has abandoned us.  He appears to be absent from the affairs of the world.  Has He departed?  Must we despair? By no means!  This is not a time to feel … Continue reading

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Today’s Evening Psalm

As I reflected on the Psalm for today’s evening prayer,  my heart cried for all who are confronting the evils of abortion and same-sex marriage in their countries.  My thoughts wondered back to the Northern Kingdom of Israel, how the … Continue reading

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Attacking Our Humanity and Our Relationship with God

After creating man and woman, “God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air … Continue reading

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Our Golden Calf

Have our needs become our gods?  All too often we seek happiness and security in fulfilling them.  Our needs may be financial (money, wealth), bodily (sexual, food, sensual) or emotional (power, fame).  Whatever, they are.  We become obsessed with them. … Continue reading

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Living the Christian Faith

Living the Christian faith is more than a personal relationship with God.  It is more than attending church on Sunday and more than a compassionate concern for others.  The Christian faith is a way of living. Christians are called to … Continue reading

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Why I Prefer a Crucifix to a Cross

A cross is a reminder of Jesus’ death and a symbol of the Christian faith.   It is the object to which Jesus’s body was nailed.  It is also the object to which numerous criminals and insurrectionists were put to death … Continue reading

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The Sabbath and The Lord’s Day

The Table below summarizes some of similarities and differences between the Sabbath of the Old Covenant and the Lord’s Day of the New Covenant. The Sabbath The Lord’s Day Saturday Sunday Seventh Day of Week First or Eighth Day of … Continue reading

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Elisha’s Feeding of a Hundred Men as a Prototype of the Eucharist

In 2 Kings 4 a man from Ba’al-shal’ishah brings to Elisha twenty loaves of barely made of the first fruits of the earth.  Elisha instructs the man to place the twenty loaves before a hundred men to eat.  The man … Continue reading

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You will be Persecuted and Reviled

What are we as Christian to take of Jesus’ opening and closing statements of his public ministry, where he speaks of the rejection and hatred that we, his followers, will experience?  In the opening sermon of his ministry, Jesus speaks … Continue reading

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My Son, My Son

A Meditation on the Parable of The Prodigal Son My Son. My Son.  The pain! Conceived in my heart.  Sprung from my loins. Your debauchery of your birthright does not pain. Declaring that I am dead to you pains. In … Continue reading

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