Category Archives: Scripture

Creation’s song of praise

I have been trying out the new camera that I will use during my sabbatical break this fall. It’s a Nikon p900–really a point and shoot camera, but known for its “superzoom” lens. For my multi-national journey in September, I need to travel … Continue reading

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Scraps and Scrolls

On my visit to Israel a few years ago, I spent part of a day at the Shrine of the Book, part of The Israel Museum in Jerusalem.  That’s where the Dead Sea Scrolls are located, and where I learned … Continue reading

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A reminder to care for God’s earth

The earth is the Lord’s and all that’s in it, the world, and those who live in it; for God has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers. –Psalm 24 It’s the 40th anniversary of Earth … Continue reading

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The Holy Land in Pictures

Likely the place where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount.  The Church of the Beatitudes is constructed in a hexagonal shape, reflecting the 8 Beatitudes.

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In the family room

Rev. Thom Shuman shares a thoughtful essay on hospitality, one of the scriptural themes for this weekend. [via Occasional Sightings of the Gospel] [photo via Stitch]

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From the furnace of the stars

I’ve never really understood the standoff between conservative Christian faith and science. I have no problem reconciling my faith with the findings that science brings; in fact, I see them as mutually helpful. Where science tells me how things work, … Continue reading

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Art from Scriptural study

This is a visualization of cross references within the Christian scriptures. It began as a study of Bible passages that refer to other passages, and was developed in a graphical way that has its own sense of majesty and beauty. … Continue reading

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Advent: Too busy?

From Sunday’s sermon, Timing is Everything: Jesus says that we need to be counted among his faithful people when that day of wonder and surprise comes. We need to be ready…we need to LIVE ready for Christ’s return. In the … Continue reading

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Caring for God’s green earth

The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for God founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters. –Psalm 24 Today is Blog Action Day, and bloggers around … Continue reading

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IF

From Sunday’s sermon: The disciples say, “Give us more faith.” They are asking Jesus to help strengthen their belief in what God can do through them and for them. And Jesus gives an interesting reply, “If you had faith as … Continue reading

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L’shanah tovah

It’s not a name; it’s a greeting, meaning “for a good year.”  Happy new year to our Jewish brothers and sisters!  It’s Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of a new year in the Jewish culture.  I was privileged to attend Rosh … Continue reading

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When the waters rushed in

Hurricane Katrina was over and I was relieved. I’d been glued to CNN and the Weather Channel for days, fearful of heavy damage to the Gulf Coast. The eye had passed through my parents’ hometown of Slidell, Louisiana and, by … Continue reading

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Need a bigger barn?

With this week’s lectionary reading about the “rich fool who built bigger barns” in mind, I share this post from the Frugalist website, which offers 147 tips for better, healthier living. There are some notable suggestions for financial health too. … Continue reading

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The Underground Railroad

I took part today in the dedication of a historical monument in the city of Lorain, Ohio. The bas relief sculpture shown above was unveiled at the Black River Landing festival site near the shores of Lake Erie. Lorain was … Continue reading

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