Monthly Archives: January 2012

A Place Called “Home”

– from The Monastic Way by Joan Chittister (February 2012) In each of us there is a place where we go in the middle of chaos to escape from the fray. It is that “home” place, that hiding place, that … Continue reading

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New Church: Kopimism — Shared Paradise

Sightings 1/26/2012 There’s a new flying spaghetti monster in the spiritual marketplace: the Church of Kopimism. The newly “established” religion has become the talk of the internet, in part because of its transparently “unreligious” outlook and in part because of … Continue reading

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Tunnel Vision

Bible excerpt from Psalm 40:1-11 (Good News Bible)  “Happy are those…who do not turn to idols or join those who worship false gods.” Reflection by William C. Green Idolatry is trusting what ends up breaking our hearts.  In our day the … Continue reading

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Jesus – Parables and Questions

Jesus hid the truth in stories; his enemies concealed their weapons in questions. The parables breached defenses and destroyed arguments while sounding like little more than practical tales to those who listened carelessly. Many of the questions thrust at Jesus … Continue reading

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Real Healing

Bible excerpt from Mark 5:1-20  “They came to Jesus and saw the demoniac sitting there, clothed and in his right mind, the very man who had had the legion; and they were afraid.” Reflection by William C. Green A scary … Continue reading

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Redeeming Our Religion

Text: John 13:34-35 Dr. R. Kirby Godsey is the author of three books including “Is God a Christian?” For 27 years he served as president of Mercer University, and now serves as chancellor. Religion has been a source of great … Continue reading

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Restless

Restless Bible excerpt from Isaiah 46:1-13,  “Idols cannot answer or save from disaster.” (Good News Bible) Reflection by William C. Green Idols take God’s place. They promise more than they can deliver. Some of them had strange names in the … Continue reading

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Expecting Too Little

Bible excerpt from Acts 3:1-10 “The man expected to receive something… Peter said, ‘I will give you what I do have.’” Reflection by William C. Green The man crippled since birth in today’s story began to ask for money from … Continue reading

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How Faith Backfires

Bible excerpt from Hosea 10, “Because you have trusted in your power…tumult shall rise against you.” – Reflection by William C. Green It’s tempting to think that with God’s help I can succeed where otherwise I’d fail. With God’s help I can … Continue reading

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Social Reconstruction: At the Heart of the Biblical View of Healing

Keith Russell A theme common to both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament is that of restoration and rebuilding. Whether the focus is on gaining the promised land, restoring the Temple, rebuilding the ruins of the Holy City, or … Continue reading

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