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Monthly Archive for May, 2021

Love is God’s Name Exodus 3:1-15; 20:1-2, 7, NRSV Reflections We of the churches often gather our robes away from contamination, and thank God that we are not as other men. We don’t despise God’s name; in fact, we call upon it constantly to justify ourselves…. If we object to meat-eating, we declare that God […]

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A Divine Symphony Acts 2:1-13, NRSV Reflections God speaks people, fluently. — Willie James Jennings This act (Baptism of the Holy Spirit) by the Holy Spirit challenged the idea that holiness was determined by proximity to a more pure and dominant expression of faith. It challenged the idea that God would only speak to or […]

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The New Normal: Jesus is Now Everywhere Acts 1:1-11, NRSV Reflections Watching Jesus and watching for Jesus was and is a significant temptation for his disciples. Such watching can easily undermine the priority of the journey. — Willie James Jennings City Hope San Francisco  

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The New Normal: The Spirit Surprises Acts 10:44-48, NRSV, John 15:9-17, NRSV Reflections When you’re lying on the beach something is happening, something that has nothing to do with how you feel or how hard you’re trying. You’re not going to get a better tan by screwing up your eyes and concentrating. You give the […]

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The New Normal: The Welcome is Wide Acts 8:26-39, NRSV Reflections In my deepest wound I saw Your glory, and it dazzled me. — St. Augustine The Ethiopian eunuch was most interested to know who was the person described in the passage He was probably most identified that person in the passage, given his own […]

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