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Shabbat shalom

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Exegetical Exercise

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, April 30 is John 10:1-15. This is the text (NRSV): “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief … Continue reading

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“Lux umbra dei”

Going through the mail that has been piling up for the past several weeks; skimmed through a publisher’s catalog (Paulist Press), and ran across the description of Home by Another Route: A Journal of Art, Music and Faith, by Charles Scribner, … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Easter

[A sermon on the Uniform Series texts for April 23, 2017: Romans 5:6-11 & Romans 8:31-39] “God has it in for me.” Who has ever heard someone say that – or maybe even said it ourselves, at least half in … Continue reading

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Shabbat shalom

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Exegetical Exercise

There are two texts in the Uniform Series selection for Sunday, April 23: Romans 5:6-11 and Romans 8:31-39. These are my notes on those texts: Background: Romans is one of Paul’s later letters, usually given a date in the late … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday

[A sermon on one of the Uniform Series texts for today, Sunday, April 16: John 20:1-10.] The church’s Easter greeting, for centuries, has gone like this: one says “Christ is risen!” – in whatever language – and the other responds … Continue reading

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