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The Dividing Wall of Hostility in Scripture and…

Today, I want to talk to you about “the dividing wall of hostility.” The Epistle to the Ephesians mentions one and I will mention another. Before its destruction in 70 A.D., the temple in Jerusalem had four separate courts: 1) … Continue reading

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Progress!

In Galatians 6:15, St. Paul says something that many of his contemporaries considered absolutely heretical.  He says: “For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is anything; but a new creation is everything!” When Paul said this, male circumcision had been the definitive … Continue reading

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How Does God Communicate with Me? with You? with Us?

This Memorial Day, let us remember not just those who have given the last full measure of devotion for our nation, but those who actively serve in harm’s way on our behalf. Isaiah 6:1-8, Romans 8:12-17, John 3:1-17 One of … Continue reading

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Meditation for Ascension Sunday

Ephesians 1: 15-23, Luke 24: 44-53, Acts 1:1-11 You may have noticed that we altered the order of the readings this afternoon, putting the gospel lesson before the lesson from Acts. This is the natural order of things, especially since … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Mothers Laying Down Their Lives for Their Children

On certain Sundays, it seems wise to focus on the day rather than on the lectionary, and Mother’s Day is certainly one of those Sundays. Still, given the gospel lesson, it is easy to pick a text to go with … Continue reading

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