Listen to God’s Silence

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When we watch Jesus, who had been bombarded by noisy accusations from his enemies, stand silently in front of Pontius Pilate we wonder what’s gone wrong. Instead of firing back he silently surrenders. “And Pilate again asked him, ‘Have you no answer to make? See how many charges they bring against you.’ But Jesus made… Read more »

Don’t Read the Bible

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Reading the Bible like a newspaper can mean we note with interest what God did in the lives of Abraham, Job, or Mary, or we nod in agreement that Jesus rose from the dead and ascended into heaven. Facts fill our heads as much as “two plus two equals four” is a piece of data… Read more »

Advent Hope

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Advent, which begins December 2nd, is a season of hope. Although the watching and waiting builds into our hearts anticipation, hope itself is more about expectation. Hope is as clear-eyed in its observation as it is wide-eyed in its anticipation. Hope doesn’t so much beg for answers as it brings affirmation of a God who… Read more »

Thanksgiving From The Inside

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I suggest a revision to the traditional “let’s count our blessings” ritual practiced around Thanksgiving Day each year. Instead of listing your top ten blessings, or 26 of them from A to Z if you can come up with that many, count your frustrations, your mistakes, your enemies, your fears, and even your sins. These,… Read more »