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Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-11; John 4:5-42
The author of the fourth Gospel knows we need guideposts and leaders. In his account of Jesus’ ministry he includes an incident that models the bravest of efforts at letting go of a human division that has created deep social barriers.
Proverbs 8:1–4, 22–31; Romans 5:1–5; John 16:12–15
I was raised in a region heavily influenced by the Baptist Sandy Creek tradition, so I didn’t hear the “Gloria Patri” sung in a Baptist church until I was the pastor and included it in worship.
God’s at-one-ment with humanity
Some questions won't go away. The creed says Jesus was crucified "for us," but what do those two little words mean? What good is the cross?
LA’s Our Lady of the Angels
When you pray at LA's cathedral, you are part of humanity past, future and in the inglorious, unromanticized present.
Air travel—perhaps paradoxically—tutors us in patience, a practice in short supply in today's world.
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