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Questions for Reflection and Discussion (1 Timothy 6 11-21)

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, February 25 is 1 Timothy 6:11-21. Here are some questions we might find it worth considering in class: The text first addresses itself to someone described as a “man of God.” Do we identify … Continue reading

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Hard-Hearted

This morning’s reading included the story of Jesus walking on the water, as told by Mark (6:45-52) – so, not the one where Peter tries to do it, too, but the one where the disciples are terrified because they think … Continue reading

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Notes on “Tradition in Action”

As I continue slowly wending my way through Awake to the Moment1 in the short breaks between working on class, here are a few summary notes of the first couple of pages in the next chapter, “Tradition in Action”: Tradition … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise (1 Timothy 6 11-21)

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, February 25 is 1 Timothy 6:11-21. Here are my notes on that text: First Impressions: What is the “all this” that is to be avoided or shunned? (apparently doctrinal disputes and arguments, in particular … Continue reading

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First Sunday in Lent

We are starting to see the sun. In class, we were not sure that the disciples in Joppa expected Peter to do anything miraculous when they sent for him in Lydda. We thought they needed consolation, and were reaching out … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise (Acts 9 36-43)

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, February 18 is Acts 9:36-43, the story of Tabitha / Dorcas raised from the dead. Here are my notes on that text: First Impressions: although this isn’t a very familiar text, it is one … Continue reading

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Transfiguration

In class we talked about our speech, and others’. “When you focus on other people, it’s easier to see how wrong they are.” That’s how demagogues operate. But we realize that it goes for us, too – when we focus … Continue reading

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