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Litany of Confession, Isaiah 58

One: God of all people and places, you have shown us how to live peacefully with all our neighbors. All: We are to serve you rather than ourselves. The only finger of blame we are to point is at ourselves. … Continue reading

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Psalm 82 for Today

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Delightfully Gifted

“Fear not,” God said to Abram just before drowning him in Grace. “Fear not,” said Jesus to the disciples right before walloping them with a truth beyond their capacity to receive it. When these words appear in scripture, it’s often … Continue reading

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Going in Circles

Sometimes I think that God’s theme song must be Harry Chapin’s “All my Life’s a Circle.” I mean human beings keep doing the same thing generation after generation. How many times, how many different ways does God need to show … Continue reading

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Sodom and Gomorrah Revisited

The time has come to look at Sodom and Gomorrah from a different perspective. Changes are pretty good that whatever you learned in Sunday School or picked up along the way is not useful. A literal or legalistic reading of … Continue reading

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A Famine in the Land

In the fall of 1989 I was a first year student at Princeton Theological Seminary. More than once during that first semester (and each subsequent semester), I wondered if I had made the right choice. I felt ill-prepared and out … Continue reading

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A Plumb Line Prayer

Amazing and merciful God, how easy it is for us to forget that we are your delight. You we rejoice when we follow your holy ways and envision a future of goodness and grace for all your people. We blame … Continue reading

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