Posts from April 2014

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CONTENTMENT IS A GOOD INSULT!

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What kind of drug was Saint Paul on?  He wrote about the wonderful spiritual theme of contentment, and one of the things he was content with was insults!  OK, maybe on occasion it does feel good to “get something off the chest” by really letting someone have it with a good insult.  In my experience […]

AN EASTER THOUGHT

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Nothing is certain except death and taxes.  And Jesus just messed with death!  We have an odd relationship with death.  There is nothing in life more certain than the fact that it is coming.  At the same time, for most of us it is one of the things we deliberately try to think about as […]

VIOLENCE TURNED UPSIDE DOWN

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Good Friday.  Sooner or later everyone who knows what the day is about wonders at the strangeness of calling the ugly things that happened that day “good.”  It is a violent day recalling a crucifixion which anyone with an ounce of empathy in them would find distasteful at best.  “Good?”  How so when this awful […]

ONE THING I NEED NOT QUESTION

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Several of my posts have encouraged questions.  Questions are sometimes more honest to the heart than answers, and they have a way of opening us up.  When it is answers that we think we want, it is often questions that will more truly satisfy.  That said, there is one thing that I do not question.  […]

A WORD ON INTERPRETATION

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Recently in the New Hope Bible Challenge we were treated to a passage in 1 Corinthians (11:2-16), in which St. Paul wrote about men, women, and head coverings.  He managed to say a few things that appear quite objectionable to modern and post-modern ears.  Of course, that alone should not disqualify it.  What it does […]