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December 28, 2004

Volume 121, Issue #26


God on the loose: Psalm 29; Matthew 3:13-17

Inevitably, in the course of a pastoral career, one encounters that person—the spouse of an active member, or an avid golfer—who claims not to need to attend weekly services because “I can worship God in nature.” Possible comebacks range from mild to sarcastic, but they rarely make any impression. A better question is whether the assertion is correct.

Plato was wrong: John 1:(1-9), 10-18

John is trying to describe an event, an advent, an epiphany without parallel.

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