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Doing theology, finding grace

“I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us.” ~ Romans 8:18 Theology, at its most simple, is reflecting on God’s activity in our lives and discovering that the grace of God is already present with us. The first followers of Jesus […]

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Where the Eyes Fall, the Life Follows

“A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it, and found none.” Luke 13:6 Have you ever noticed that where our eyes are, there our attention lies? When I was taking driving lessons, the instructor kept telling me “keep your eyes on the road ahead of […]

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From the Pastor’s Desk: A summer reading list

We’ve been exploring grace, unearned love, since Christmas. About now, some of us are putting together a summer reading list. Let me make some recommendations for continuing to read about grace this summer. The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Book Description This book is considered a classic of Christian thought. It is centered on […]

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From the Pastor’s Desk: Proof of Identity

“Beloved, love one another for everyone who loves is born of God, and knows God…for God is love.” 1 John 4:7-8 When I say “love”, what comes to mind? Maybe in February it’s candles, couples, candy and valentines. In April is it Easter? What about Mothers in May and Fathers in June? Each season highlights […]

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From the Pastor’s Desk: Grace

“But [God] gives more grace. That is why scripture says God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” ~ James 4:6 Grace is unearned love, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to live out. I’ve been using stories from Callahan’s book Living in Grace to explore this topic at the heart of what […]

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