Tag Archives: Sin

Sycamore Lessons

Have you ever climbed up, out on the proverbial limb, in the name of seeing Jesus more clearly? I’ve done it more times than I would like to admit. The trick is to climb down when Jesus calls you out … 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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Defined by Love

Between the Samaritan woman’s five husbands and the unnamed man’s blindness, sin and shame bounce around, defining these people. The woman was pushed to the margins of her community either by her neighbors or by her own inclination to avoid … Continue reading

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Time to Jump In

I am haunted by a recurring dream I had as a teen. The dream started out innocuous enough. I stood with a group of friends talking about nothing in particular, maybe planning what we do for the weekend. Then a … Continue reading

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The Allure of a Dragon’s Life

I’m sure Jesus didn’t mean for his words to be linked with dragons, but I can’t help myself. Every time I read scripture passages about treasure, I picture a dragon. You know, the big, scary, fire-breathing kind that hoards gold … Continue reading

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Stumbling Toward a Worthy Life

How many of these names do you recognize? Sandra Bland Rexdale Henry Kindra Chapman Samuel Dubose Joyce Curnell Ralkina Jones Raynette Turner Sarah Lee Circle Bear If you live in the United States you should know these names as well … Continue reading

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for the living of these days: a litany of confession

One:  With churches burning and hate mail flying, All:     we shy away thinking that has nothing to do with me. One:  With bombs dropping on faraway cities, All:     we turn off the news and put up … Continue reading

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