Archive: Sep 2014

  1. A Question of Authority

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    Matthew 21: 23-32; 16 Pentecost        I was reading the other day that Stephen Hawking, the famous astrophysicist, has officially declared that he is an atheist.  His comment came from an interview with the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, of all places.  In his interview, he stated, “Before we understand science, it is natural to believe that […]

  2. Forgiveness

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    Matthew 18: 21-35; 14 Pentecost I was thinking that a year ago this week, Cookie and I were madly packing up our stuff, getting ready to move to Texas.  It was a wild and crazy time in our lives, trying to get our old house cleaned and ready for the realtor.  I have to confess […]

  3. Refugee Status

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    Matthew 18: 15-20; 13 Pentecost        As I was thinking about our lessons this past week, I was remembering an incident that occurred during my first year at seminary.  While studying in my room, I heard a ruckus in the hallway.  My door into the hallway was open, and so I got up to see where […]