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  • “The Other”– Matthew 15:21-28– Aug. 17, 2014

      If we are to look to Jesus as a model of what a fully alive human being looks like, then surely this story of his encounter with the Canaanite woman must be included. Contrary to what some commentators suggest, I don’t think Jesus was …

  • “Come on in!”– Matthew 14:22-33– Aug. 10, 2014

      Last week we heard the story of the feeding of over 5000 people, beginning with just five loaves of bread and two fish. The disciples had thought there was nothing there in that deserted place to feed all those people with, and they told …

  • “Blessing and Breaking”– Gen. 32:22-31, Mt. 14:13-21– Aug. 3, 2014

      A lot has happened since you and I were last together. While I was on vacation, a Malaysian air liner was shot down over Ukraine, most probably by Russian separatists. Israel and Hamas have been trading missiles and bombs over and into the Gaza …

  • “Who Are You?”– Genesis 2:4b-9, Romans 8:14-19– June 29, 2014

      In this “not ordinary time” – this so-called “Ordinary” time between Pentecost and Advent in which the current condition of our planet begs us to stop and re-consider how we are living–in this “not ordinary time” there are some core questions we need to …

  • “Where do you come from?”– Genesis 1:1-2:4a– June 22, 2014

      A couple weekends ago, Bruce and I went up to Middlebury for my 40th college reunion. It was an exquisite June weekend in Vermont, blue skies and brilliant sunshine during the day, and deeper blue skies and brilliant moon and stars by night. Friday …

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