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On Earth As It Is In Heaven

I can’t think of a day better than Father’s Day to talk about the Lord’s Prayer -­ or, as many Roman Catholics call it, the “Our Father.” While the claim that Jesus was somehow unique in referring to God as “Father” is not true (a more accurate statement would be that he was steeped in […]

Holy Spirit, Inspire Again

Pentecost is known as the birthday of the Christian Church, and every year on this day we return to the story of our ecclesiastical roots.  It is a story of wind and fire, symbols of the outpouring of the mysterious Holy Spirit on a group of praying, but hiding, disciples, transforming them from fearfulness into […]

Let Prayer and Praise Rise

Our Wednesday Bible study group has been discussing a book and video series by Anglican Bishop and renowned scholar N.T. Wright; it is entitled Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense. This past week’s chapter was on the topic of worship and prayer, and one of Bishop Wright’s assertions is that “One of the great spiritual […]

Let the Kingdom Rise

My kids might not remember this story now, but when they were younger, they used to laugh about something funny Katie once said back when she was probably six or seven, and her brother was ten or eleven. The three of us were in the car, driving to or from school, and Tom and I […]

On Waiting, Resting and Rising

It’s one of my favorite Bible verses, Isaiah 40:31: “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will rise on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” I love the version we sang a few minutes ago, which was composed by a […]

The Uncertainty of Surrender

Before today’s scripture was read (either this morning, or at Bible study this past week), I wonder how many of you would have been able to recall a detail or two had I asked you what you knew about Zacchaeus. (Some in our Wednesday class were not sure how to pronounce his name, which, to […]