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What’s Holding Us Back?

“43 Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. 44 All who believed were together and had all things in common; 45 they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 Day by day, as they spent much time […]

An Inward Faith?

Abraham Joshua Heschel wrote: “The world needs more than the secret holiness of individual inwardness…God asks for the heart because He needs the lives” (from “God in Search of Man”). As a pastor, I am often asked questions like: “Why do we need to be a part of church, a community of faith?” “Can’t we […]

Stephen

I read about Stephen (from Acts 6) in my daily reading today. It was not easy to read. Some people who belonged to a synagogue (and therefore thought of themselves as people of God every bit as much as we in the modern Church think of ourselves as people of God) disagreed with Stephen. (I […]

“You Will Never Wash My Feet”

My daily gospel reading for today is John 13:1-20, which describes the washing of the disciples feet by Jesus. As I read the passage today, I was struck by Peter’s two responses to Jesus. Peter’s first response, after Jesus tells Peter that Jesus will wash Peter’s feet, is “You will never wash my feet.” After […]

Of the Same Mind?

From Philippians 3:13b-15: “forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus. Let those of us then who are mature be of the same mind; and if you think differently about anything, this too God […]