A Psalm for All Seasons (including Lent)

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Psalm 90 has been and is one of the most profound meditations in the Bible and in human history.  It is about Time and Eternity. We don’t ponder this kind of mystery very often, unless we must. We are more often driven by deadlines (curious term—DEAD lines) than not, and Sabbath...

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Christmas Continues...

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Christmas continues for (at least) twelve days. It straddles two years on the calendar. There are two errors about Christmas time which are all too prevalent. The first is that “Christmas is for children.” Now, it is true that Christmas is for children, but to reduce the Incarnation...

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Starting Over Again

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Many times in our lives we start over again.  Sometimes this is by choice, sometimes by necessity, sometimes by a mysterious convergence of free will and obligation.   Some of these new beginnings are joyful and full of hope (the first days of a new school year, a better job...

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What Difference Does Easter Make?

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What difference does Easter make? The late William Barclay once observed that one of the most tragic things that can happen to a person is the loss of wonder. When we are young, we live in a thrilling, wonder-full world. But as we grow older we sometimes find ourselves living in a world which...

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