Monthly Archives: June 2012

Response to John Spong in Chautauqua

  Today my wife Naomi, along with a couple from the West Seneca 1st Presbyterian Church, drove to the Chautauqua Institution to hear Bishop Spong speak in the Hall of Philosophy. He will be speaking there each afternoon this week … Continue reading

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Weathering Storms

He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. (Mark 4:39, Early Church Writings) We don’t have very many storms in this part of … Continue reading

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Beyond the Body

  “So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body, we are away from the Lord—for we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Cor. 5:6-7 Once when I was a … Continue reading

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Be a Flower in the Murky Mud of Life

  “…When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, ‘He has gone out of his mind.’ And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, ‘He has Beelzebul, and by the ruler of … Continue reading

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The Easy Thing to Miss in Religion

“When we cry ‘Abba! Father!’ it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are the children of God.” -Romans 8:15 NRSV What do we spend most of our waking hours thinking about, and doing? Or for … Continue reading

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