It’s That Time Again*

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From Mark 6:30The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31He said to them, "Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while." For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32And they went away in the boat...

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Who Is My Neighbor?

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Can’t stop thinking about the Good Samaritan story. It’s one of Jesus’ best-known parables. In a political era that plays fast and loose with “truth”, it’s a comfort because it’s one of the stories Jesus told that Historical Jesus scholars say is...

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Declaration

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It bears repeating—from last Sunday’s sermon: This is the day. This is the day we celebrate these words:We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life...

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SCOTUS

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The United States of America is a Nation built upon the promise of religious liberty. Our Founders honored that core promise by embedding the principle of religious neutrality in the First Amendment. The Court’s decision today fails to safeguard that fundamental principle. It leaves...

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15:06:05

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It’s Wednesday, June 20, and that’s how much sunlight we have today. Today’s the longest day of the year for Madison, New Jersey according to the website I checked. Yesterday was 15:06:03, and tomorrow is the first day of Summer because the Summer Solstice occurs at like...

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What Is Deepest

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  Do you remember when you learned to swim? Were you afraid of the water? Afraid of deep water? I wasn’t. Not a bit. What an idiot! Some kid at the neighborhood wading pool teaches me to swim underwater in 3 feet of water and I think I’m on top of the world! I can do anything...

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Ick!

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OMG! I don’t feel well. Picked up some stomach bug that I guess is going around. I hope you don’t get it! I’ll spare you the details, but it’s gross—to be sure. Even so, when the illness comes in waves and you know what I’m talking about, I can still feel...

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Meet the Muslims!

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Join us for another round of “Meet the Muslims Next Door”! Tuesday, June 12, 7pm here in the Sanctuary (wear light clothes in case it’s hot) at PCM. Last week when I wrote The Blog, we didn’t have all the details hammered out and now we do! I’m so excited to invite...

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*Ramadan Mubarak!

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Welcome to the high Holy Month of Ramadan. I’ll never forget my first Ramadan Iftar. I was invited to the breaking of the fast with a friend from college and his Muslim community at Oklahoma State back in the day. So much fun! And great food! Good times! Today is the first full day of...

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Sower

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Jesus:“Listen! A sower went out to sow. 4 And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. 5 Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of...

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