Category Archives: Life in General

Moving Away from the Revised Common Lectionary

  I want to thank those of you who have been reading my blog over the last five or six years. I’ve learned a lot by researching the revised common lectionary topics and I hope I’ve given you reason to … Continue reading

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A Little Hinduism in Christianity

  There’s a Hindu teaching used to explain dharma, or the essential order of things (an integrity and harmony in the universe and the affairs of life that cannot be disturbed without courting chaos). Maybe we can see how it … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage – Love is the Narrow Gate

Matt. 7:13-14      Gay marriage is a holy exception to the biblical generalization of the union of two people. Exceptions to the Law are found by entering the narrow gates of love. Jesus said there are few who enter by way of … Continue reading

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Luther Decade Newsletter

I haven’t said anything in a long time about the Luther Decade celebration that is going to culminate in October, 2017, even though I have a dedicated page on this webpage. Since I just received a newsletter from the headquarters for … Continue reading

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11 Ways to Receive Eternal Life

       Eternal life is one of my favorite topics. And it’s one of the most difficult to get across. I preached and taught about it for eleven years. And still, if you ask people in my congregation “what is … Continue reading

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50 Shades of Hunger

  The big news is that 50 Shades of Grey is packing the movie theaters of America today. Maybe that’s okay. I don’t know. It certainly titillates the sexual impulses of American culture. Our local theaters are charging $9.15 a … Continue reading

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A New Path

     Okay, I’m going to head down a new path and do something new. I’ve gotten bored with trying to give insight into the weekly lectionary as an assist to any clergy that might be reading this blog. At … Continue reading

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Supply and Demand Americana

  A headline in the Jan. 22, 2014 Wall Street Journal: “Natural Gas Price Soars to High as Storm Roars.” The article states, “The cold snap is pushing natural-gas futures higher on demand expectations as well.” A snow storm is … Continue reading

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Rest and Relaxation Aid Creativity

       Have you had any bright ideas lately? Maybe you’re too busy to have one.      By bright idea, I mean something new, innovative, unique, outside the box, revolutionary… something that no one else has discovered. And I have … Continue reading

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