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Hospitality, The Bible and Jesus by Lynne Baab

Hospitality, The Bible and Jesus by Lynne Baab

Today’s post is the first guest post in the series Hospitality and the Kingdom of God.  Lynne M. Baab (www.lynnebaab.com) is the author of numerous books on Christian spiritual practices. This article is excerpted from her 2012 book, Joy Together: Spiritual Practices for Your Congregation, which has a chapter illustrating numerous ways congregations can engage in(…)

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Christ’s Resurrection Light

  I posted this prayer on Facebook this morning. It was so popular that I decided to add a photo and post it again here. enjoy!

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Naming Jesus – Who Do We Think That He Is?

Naming Jesus – Who Do We Think That He Is?

Today on the liturgical calendar, is the day we celebrate the circumcision of Christ.  Since our cultures are more squeamish than were those of our ancestors, modern calendars usually list it as the feast of the Holy Name of Jesus.   Just like every Jewish boy, Jesus as circumcised and formally named on the eighth(…)

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Greater Than the Bible

Greater Than the Bible

I am currently rereading E Stanely Jones‘ The Way. It is one of my favourite devotionals and I find myself coming back to it time and time again. This week I am working through a section where Jones talks about Jesus as being greater than the Bible, greater than the Ten Commandments, greater than the Creeds,  and(…)

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Let Us Desire Nothing But God – A Prayer by St Francis of Assisi

I was sent this prayer by St Francis of Assisi a few days ago by Jamie Arpin Ricci. It was posted at Dating God: Franciscan Spirituality for 21st Century.  It seemed a very appropriate prayer for me this morning as I have been meditating on what means to keep Jesus always in my sight and to(…)

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Ten Truths I Believe About God

Over the last few weeks I have spent a lot of time thinking about what kind of God I believe in. This is a practice that I like to do regularly, affirming my faith and my trust in God in the process. Here is a beginning place in my ponderings. YAHWEH is a God of(…)

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Can We See The Face of God and Live?

A couple of days ago in my post Why Do We Hide From God  I said: You cannot meet God face to face and live the Old Testament prophets often proclaimed. God’s greatness passes all comprehension. God’s love and holiness is beyond our imagining. So my question this morning is – Can we meet God face to(…)

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April Synchroblog – What If Jesus Did Not Rise

For the April 2012 Synchroblog, we are exploring the question,“What if the resurrection is a lie?” Make no mistake, we are not challenging the historical fact of the bodily resurrection of Jesus. We firmly believe in the historical reality of the death, burial, and bodily resurrection of Jesus. But we also know that soon after(…)

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Expecting Something That Matters by Sarah Styles Bessey

This morning’s post from Sarah Styles Bessey at Emerging Mummy. It was first posted as In Which I Am Expecting Something for Advent.  It was also posted as a part of the pre-Advent synchroblog but makes a great reflection for us as we move towards the middle of Advent. _______________________________________________________________________________ I’ve already set out my plain(…)

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First Monday of Advent – Advent Re-imagining Everything by Ron Cole

It is the first Monday of Advent. Black Friday sales are behind us (just found out that the name means that this is the weekend when most stores expect to go from red to black in their accounts) and many are feeling weary. This post from Ron Cole seemed appropriate for the day. It was(…)

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