Monthly Archives: August 2010

Gleanings: Abandonment

William Barclay, the well-known Scottish theologian and Bible commentator, wrote, “When a person looks up to God and says, ‘Do with me as you wish,’ then there is the way to joy.” His quote, along with many others like it, … Continue reading

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Editorial: How To Stop Intelligent Conversation

When I returned from Malaysia, I found my August 30 issue of Time magazine waiting for me.  If you’ve seen it, you know the cover described the lead article in big letters:  “Is America Islamaphobic?”  I went on to read … Continue reading

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Listenings: Made For God

We are beginning our look at spiritual formation based upon two pillars:  that God exists (as redeeming love), and that we are made to know God.  We have spent a couple of weeks reflecting on the first pillar.  We could say much … Continue reading

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The Holy Gospel: August 29, 2010 (Year C)

Read:  Luke 14:7-14 Meditation:  “Not So Fast!” Jesus has just experienced a very awkward moment in the home where he had been invited for dinner.  He has exposed the inconsistencies of the religious leaders, who were willing to do more … Continue reading

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The Holy Gospel: August 22, 2010 (Year C)

Read:  Luke 13:10-17 Meditation:  “Surprised By God” The day began for the woman much the same as it had for as long as she could remember.  Sabbath—get ready to go to the synagogue.  God must be worshipped and praised. The … Continue reading

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Site Updates: “Time Out!”

I am ministering in Malaysia in two different conferences between now and August 26th.  I will post only the two “Holy Gospel” entries while I am away, for August 22 and 29.  The regular posts will resume on Monday, August … Continue reading

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The Holy Gospel: August 15, 2010 (Year C)

Read:  Luke 12:49-56 Meditation:  “Fire!” Jesus compares his coming to fire.  From childhood we have been taught not to play with fire.  Fire burns.  We learn to have a healthy respect for it. This week’s Gospel lesson begins with a … Continue reading

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