Sep 02 2014

Preceding Grace: The Lectionary Always "Passes over" the Previous Plagues of Egypt

My first experience with a Seder or Passover meal was when I was living at the Wesley Foundation at OSU.  I was one of the two live-in janitors for my final two years in Stillwater. Admittedly, I was probably better at hospitality than cleaning! &…

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Sep 02 2014

Mustard Seeds: Robert Parker’s Damned If You Do: Jesse Stone Versus Injustice (Book Review)

The mass market release of Robert Parker’s Damned If You Do by Michael Brandman netted me a hardcover copy of the book for review. It’d been awhile since I picked up a Parker novel, as if I couldn’t quite handle that the author … Continue reading

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Sep 02 2014

Sandpiper's Thoughts: What difference does it make?

What difference does prevenient grace make in our lives?  What difference does it make that God pursues us – that God prepares the way for us?In our lives we are used to the idea that we make our own way.  We might prepare ourselves for a tas…

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Sep 02 2014

Uniting Grace: Reimagining United Methodist Education

What would it look like for United Methodist colleges and universities to be identifiably Wesleyan in ethos and practice?  Most Mainline-related institutions of higher education have very little about them that is recognizably Christian: maybe a rarely used, symbolically neutral chapel, or perhaps a required religion class that may or may not have anything to do […]

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Sep 02 2014

PreacherRich.com: Three Lessons From My Three Week Break!

I didn’t realize how bad it had gotten. Others saw it in me, but I missed it. The stress was building. Things weren’t going quite as well as they had been. I wasn’t sleeping very well. My eating habits were changing, and not to the better. I was being short with people. I was letting […]

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Sep 02 2014

Sunday's Child: Reflection on readings for September 2

God is our refuge and strength,a very present help in trouble.(Psalm 46:1)Ecclesiastes 1:1-3:22A wise ruler is looking back over the task he had set for himself–to study and to probe with wisdom all that happens under the sun. He has spent his li…

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