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Forgiveness

Thinking about forgiveness this morning – why? Because we practiced “Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive” at choir practice on Wednesday? Because of trying to finish The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible for book group? For whatever … 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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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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Good Friday

When I was in our local nursing home/rehab facility recently, recuperating from a hip replacement and hoping to get all the feeling back into my left foot (still working on that), I had a hard enough time sleeping that I … Continue reading

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Second Sunday in Lent

This is an effort to put together something like a coherent reading of Ephesians 2:1-10, which was the Uniform Series text for today, and the topic of some exegetical notes earlier in the week. Focus statement: Ordinary life, apart from … Continue reading

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Christian Doctrine (7)

Here are a few notes from Chapter 7 of Shirley C. Guthrie, Jr. Christian Doctrine (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1994), “What Does God Want with Us? The Doctrine of Predestination” (118-141). Guthrie reviews three “classical” doctrines of predestination or election … Continue reading

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Christian Doctrine (6)

Summary notes on Shirley C. Guthrie, Jr. Christian Doctrine (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1994) Chapter 6 “What Is God Like? The Doctrine of the Attributes of God” The “God is dead” movement in theology represents the death of inadequate … Continue reading

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