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Thomas May Not be What You Think

What are you afraid of? On that first Easter evening the disciples were afraid of everything. Jesus was dead and gone; the body had even been removed from the tomb. They were afraid for their lives. They were at a … Continue reading

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Sea Glass and (Un)Certainty

I’m not an optimist by nature. I tend not to believe anything unless I see it for myself. This isn’t the typical statement made by a pastor, but in my case it’s true. I know that life is hard, people … Continue reading

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Blood, Sweat, and Tears

Grief has wrapped itself around my house this week. We’ve had to say goodbye to Lulu, our elderly cat. Lulu’s death brings waves of grief for the woman who entrusted Lulu to us, my wife’s beloved Gram. It is also … Continue reading

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Today I am Thomas

Today, I am Thomas. Absolute disbelief floods through my body as I hear that there will be no indictment for either officer involved in the shooting of Jamar Clark. This is in direct contrast to, if not complete opposition of, … Continue reading

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The One Who Missed It

First the women and then the others boldly proclaim “I have seen the Lord!” except for the one who missed it You stepped into their locked-up grief and spoke Peace to those gathered in pain, hidden in fear until You … Continue reading

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Take Your Gloves Off and Touch These Wounds!

The story of Thomas and his insistence on seeing the risen Christ for himself is one of my favorites. I’ve long believed that Thomas has been rather short changed. He wasn’t so much full of doubt as he was full … Continue reading

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