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Ancient Wisdom: April 27, 2014 (Year A)

Read:  Acts 2:14, 22-32 Meditation: “Taking It To The Street” Theologians call it the Kerygma.  Essentially, it is the core message the early Christians developed to “proclaim Christ.”  Today’s lesson can be viewed from the vantage point of content/doctrine.  But … Continue reading

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Ancient Wisdom: April 20, 2014 (Year A)

(Note:  The revised Common Lectionary substitutes readings from The Book of Acts for lessons from the Old Testament during Eastertide.  Consequently, the meditations during this season will be based on the Acts passages) Read:  Acts 10:34-43 Meditation:  “But God Raised … Continue reading

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Ancient Wisdom: March 2, 2014 (Year A)

Read:  Exodus 24:13-18 Meditation: “Preparation Before Revelation” God met Moses on the mountain with a “firey revelation” (v 17) that resulted in the giving of the Ten Commandments.  But the lesson tells us that this happened on the seventh day … Continue reading

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Ancient Wisdom: February 23, 2014 (Year A)

Read:  Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 Meditation: “Be it…Do it” The arrangement if this week’s Old Testament lesson makes it clear that holiness is not only a profession, it is a performance. Every illustration of holiness is an incarnation of it. Today, … Continue reading

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Ancient Wisdom: February 16, 2014. (Year A)

Read: Deuteuronomy 30:15-20 Meditation: “It’s Up to You” The lectionary readings the past few weeks have directly or indirectly borne witness to God’s faithfulness–as all biblical passages do in one way or another. Again today, we are reminded that God … Continue reading

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Ancient Wisdom: February 9, 2014 (Year A)

Read:  Isaiah 58:1-12 Meditation:  “Act Like It!” In a scathing denouncement of superficial religiosity, which demeans the name of religion itself, God tells Israel to drop all the pious talk and public shows and enact their faith. The same message … Continue reading

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Ancient Wisdom: February 2, 2014. (Year A)

Read:  Micah 6:1-8 Meditation:  “When God Speaks” We don’t realize how foolish and arrogant we sound until God decides to speak.  We parade our “theological opinions” while never fully living up to them–and then God breaks in to put things … Continue reading

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