Monthly Archives: March 2012

How is it that the cross makes sense?

When I read the paper, listen to the news, hear the grief and the sorrow borne by people far and near, ultimately I have come to the point where the cross of Jesus makes sense. In reality, we all walk in the way of the cross. Continue reading

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In the Cross of Christ I glory . . .

We began the Lenten season by thinking about the significance of covenantal relationships.  And, it might be that you will recall that I used the example of Marcellus the cat to help us focus on the reality that all relationships … Continue reading

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Holy Week: The Love of God in Jesus

One of the reasons that I sought to answer the call for ordination all those many years ago came from an awareness that I learned from the South Side of Chicago. For in that neighborhood, the whole drama of human … Continue reading

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The Cross, the medicine of the world

You can choose to be consumed by the parasitical fiery serpent; which John regards as a sign for all that detracts us from the promise of eternal life; or you can choose to look to Jesus that you might not perish but have eternal life Continue reading

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Why bother with Church, part two

March the 21st will be the second of our Lenten installments—a forum in which we continue to reflect about the nature of the church. The forum will meet in the Commons Room from 7 PM and will conclude by 8 … Continue reading

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Of what value, those Ten Commandments?

This week’s first reading is the retelling of the Ten Commandments from Exodus chapter 20. They are also to be found in Deuteronomy 4.13f.  Originally presumed to be given as Ten short words or commands about what it is to … Continue reading

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