Seeds

“Nothing is more practical than finding God."

In today’s gospel reading (John 5:1-15), Jesus heals a man who’s been disabled for thirty-eight years. He starts by asking the invalid what at first glance is a question with an obvious answer: “Do you want to become well?” After hearing the man explain why past attempts at healing have been unsuccessful, Jesus tells him …

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The following poem is based on today’s gospel (John 4:43-54), and is a follow-up to yesterday’s post as well as a blade to till the soil for this coming Sunday’s sermon. A second wonder in Cana. A second word to give one pause. “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will never believe.” Miracles …

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Earlier this week I came across this quote by Paul Minear: “The present disclosure of divine will demands the forgetting of what should be forgotten and the remembering of what should be remembered.” If you’re like me, I often forget the things I want to remember, and remember events I wish I could forget. Some …

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For the last couple of years BRC’s consistory has been trying to come up with a byline for our church. Some people are have actually wanted to change our name, but that’s felt too drastic to other folks. So we agreed that a byline — a short description of our congregation that we can attach …

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Yesterday’s Old Testament reading raised some interesting questions for me about the will of God. God’s prophet, Elijah, gets in trouble with Israel’s King Ahab because Elijah told Ahab there wouldn’t be any rain for the next few years. In order to protect Elijah, God sends Elijah outside of Israel to stay with a widow who, …

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I just started reading a book about a church in Baton Rouge called Healing Place Church. The church began with the pastor and his wife along with a handful of congregants serving people in their community like crazy. The book is entitled Servolution. I like the name of the book. I also like the name …

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