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// April 11th, 2015 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

I will be brief this week.  First, I want to thank everyone that helped out with and participated in our Holy Week and Easter activities.  It’s a busy time of year in church life and we wouldn’t be able to do it without contributions from a lot of folks.  Because it is a busy time […]

Looking For a Miracle

// April 4th, 2015 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

Tomorrow is Easter, the day that Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, the day that, for many, defines what the faith is entirely about.  I have to admit, I always have a little trouble making the shift from Lent to Eastertide, the season between Easter and Pentecost.  Maybe I’m just a Lent kind of guy […]

The Prophetic Act

// March 28th, 2015 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

Last Sunday, we talked about the prophet, Jeremiah, and the circumstances under which the book that bears his name was produced.  I read a lot of history, which means that my mind was packed with a lot of details, which rarely serves me well.  I got into the weeds a bit, so let me see […]

Belief and Judgment

// March 21st, 2015 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

Last Sunday’s conversation was wide-ranging, befitting a couple of scripture passages (Ephesians 2.1-10; John 3.14-21) that are rich in meaning.  Most of our dialog focused on John as it contains what is probably the most memorized verse of scripture in the Christian faith, 3.16.  As I still remember it from my childhood: “For God so […]

The Conversion of Paul

// March 14th, 2015 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

Last week we talked about the Apostle Paul.  It is hard to read Paul with fresh eyes, without the jaundice of Augustine, Luther, Calvin, and the Enlightenment.  Through those interpreters, Paul has become more rigid, shriller, and more pedantic.  It is hard to unhear all of those voices, so I have to reconstruct my apparatus […]

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