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Keep the Good, and Destroy the Bad

Matthew 13: 24-30, 30-37      It’s time for all the wheat and tares of the pre- and post-Jesus tradition to be sorted through by current day messengers/angels  of God. The wheat should be stored in a place where people can … Continue reading

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If You Love Me

John 14:15-21      “If you love me, you will follow my teachings.” What were Jesus’s teachings? Trust in God. Trust in Jesus. Love your neighbor, love your enemies, love each other. Trust and love. Do the right things that are … Continue reading

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News Too Good Not To Share

John 4:5-42   The woman at the well met Jesus and then brought the good news to her community. A woman who had already had five husbands, and was living in sin with a man. She’s not remembered for her lifestyle. … Continue reading

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Born of a Holy Spirit

John 3:1-17       How do you know if you’ve been born again? I think it’s easy to know. The Bible says the result (fruit) of receiving “the Spirit” is love, peace, joy, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. These … Continue reading

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The Unreliability of Biblical Literalism

  The Bible is a poetic, figurative, metaphorical, and mystical book. How else could you understand “Let the floods clap their hands; let the hills sing together for joy” (Ps. 98:8) or “Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth … Continue reading

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Reformation is Returning to God

       I learned a deeper meaning of repentance this week. In a nutshell it means “returning to the image of God – oneness, unity.”      I also learned that 60+ per cent of the universe is made up of … Continue reading

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ELCA – LCMS – NALC – WELC – and the Holy Spirit

  Luke 12: 49-56 The ELCA has a new presiding bishop. May the Holy Spirit work through her to bring in the kingdom of God during her term in office. Yes, I believe the Holy Spirit can work through a … Continue reading

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“A” or “The” Holy Spirit?

Acts 1:1-21 I’m not going to blog about the Trinity even though this week’s text is about the Holy Spirit. It’s a foundational doctrine of the church that can’t be explained—which makes it curious why it’s foundational. Right now, questioning … Continue reading

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Lenten Guide for Praying the Gospels with Martin Luther

 TWO OPTIONS for your personal Lenten devotions. If you are looking for a devotional study to use during the season of Lent (begins Feb. 13), here’s one option. I’ve developed a daily guide to praying each of the prayers in … Continue reading

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Praying the Gospels with Martin Luther ebook is FREE again

    This is just a quick note to let you know the ebook version of Praying the Gospels with Martin Luther: Finding Freedom in Love is FREE for two days (Sept. 18 & 19) on Amazon at this link in … Continue reading

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