Monthly Archives: January 2016

The ferment of life

Texts: Luke 4:14-21 (Jesus teaches in Nazareth), John 2:1-11 (a wedding in Cana) Whenever I hear the story about Jesus turning water into wine at a wedding in Cana, I think of an August evening in Sicily more than 20 … Continue reading

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Spirits in the material world

Text: Luke 3:15-22 (the baptism of Jesus) If you were asked to imagine an ideal worship service, what do you think it would look like? Personally, I try to imagine all the stages of spiritual growth during any time of worship particularly as … Continue reading

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“It was 40 years ago today . . . “

Text: John 1:1-18 (“In the beginning . . . “) Have you noticed how often I talk about anniversaries? Christmas Eve is an example. In 2014, my Christmas Eve reflection was about the centennial of an informal truce in Europe … Continue reading

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