“Wisdom and Hope”

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“A New Commandment.”

click over here May 19, 2019 Acts 11:1-18 John 13:31-35   Despite what many people think, the bible is not a rulebook. Nor is it a manual on life with instructions for dealing with all of the various problems that each of us will encounter as we make our ways. And, contrary to what I’ve learned that many […]

“Belong!”

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“Being Whole-Hearted”

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“The Power of Belief”

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http://aebone.org/listik/lili/2987 April 28, 2019 Acts 5:27-32 John 20:19-31 Giving Campaign 1   “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”  It is easy to hear those words as if they are directed to Thomas.  In fact, they are directed to him according to the dialogue, and when we read them that […]

“Easter Sunday!”

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“Glory”

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“Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”

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Oct. 7, 2018 Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12 Mark 10:2-16   Here’s how one of my commentaries begins its reflection on Mark 10:2-16: “She did not look like a Pharisee. She appeared harmless: a flowered-print dress, short in stature, glasses too large for her rounded face.  I thought she was going to welcome me to the church.  […]