Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2013’

“The Long Defeat”– Luke 18:1-8 — October 20, 2013

The news of the suicides of three teen-age girls this week has been heart-breaking and sobering. The Banner reported that a student at Mt. Anthony Union Middle School had com-mitted suicide, and our thoughts and prayers have been not only with this young girl’s family but also with Tim Payne and his staff and students as they have dealt with …

“Obedient, but not in love”– Luke 17:11-19– Oct. 13, 2013

  You may have noticed that there’s a whole lot of blaming and complaining and griping going on these days. “Missiles of righteousness,” to use a phrase from Eugene Peterson, are being launched from one side of Congress and one end of the Mall to the other. Op ed pieces and radio and tv commentators do not lack for material, …

“The Face of Jesus”– October 6, 2013

From the very beginning of the movement, followers of Jesus have been sharing their experiences of him and sending letters to encourage one another. “Epistles” was the word the tradition used, and the apostle Paul, of course, was one of the great epistle writers. His students and co-workers, in fact, would later write epistles, using “Paul’s” name, and it wasn’t …

Janice Campbell

The Face of Jesus by Janice Campbell

  The Face of Jesus  by Janice Campbell Recently I have been pondering how we usually celebrate the Lord’s Supper. And by “we”, I mean the Protestant church in general with the little cups or little pieces of bread. How we stand in line, taking turns. It’s all very polite. We’re all very solemn and respectful. I just can’t stand …

“Across the Great Divide” –Amos 6:1a, 4-7, Luke 16: 19-31 — Sept. 29, 2013

  If you didn’t make it onto Forbes Magazine’s list of the 400 richest people in America or the top 100 billionaires in the world, (or even if you did) you can go to a website entitled “globalrichlist.com,” enter your income, and find out where you stand in relation to the other 7 billion or so inhabitants of the planet. …

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