March 10, 2019

Reading Romans 10: 8-13 (NRSV) A distant relative told us he is seeking a church home. He has tried several that do not suit him. I worried over the right response. Reading today's scripture showed me two points that might help seekers. First: "the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all … Continue reading March 10, 2019

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June 3, 2018

Reading Romans 5: 1-5 (NRSV) I got a nice compliment this week from a junior colleague that I sometimes mentor: "I feel like I get more knowledgeable just standing next to you." Wow. I sometimes feel a reflective glow standing next to my adult kids. I admire them. I hope some of their good qualities … Continue reading June 3, 2018

July 16, 2017

Romans 1: 21-28; 1 Samuel 18: 1-4 (NRSV) A teacher friend described her history curriculum for high school students. Instead of teaching facts, the curriculum presents copies of original documents from multiple perspectives. The students are asked to think about what the facts might mean. Conclusions vary, depending on the mix of perspectives presented, and … Continue reading July 16, 2017