Jerusalem

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It’s hard to imagine that one year ago, February 21, I was sitting in a coffee shop drinking an Americano (of course) that cost me 10 Shekels. I was just inside the old city of Jerusalem on the first day of my trip to Palestine/Israel. Needless to say, it was incredible to spend the...

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Ash Wednesday Again

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Lent already?I know, right? What happened? Another year.Boom! Get your ashes here tonight, at 7pm in Webb Chapel. Let’s do a little worship tonight before you take your Valentine out for dinner! You’ll be in and out in less than 45 minutes, I promise. Then you can spend the rest of...

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Ash Wednesday is Early

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Whoa! Ash Wednesday is next week, and we are full-on into Lent. Didn’t we just get the Christmas Tree and the Nativity Set packed away? It’s all coming early this year—Ash Wednesday is in one week, February 14. Easter is April 1. No foolin! It’s early this year, but not...

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40 Days, 40 Words, 40 Prayers

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Lent is coming. To commemorate the time leading up to the Passion of Jesus Christ, aka “Holy Week,” we observe Lent in the spirit of Jesus’ fasting for 40 days in the desert. The story’s in all the canonical Gospels, across the board in Mathew, Mark, Luke, and...

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I Don't Like Mondays

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This is gonna date me.I don’t care. Back in the day, 1979 actually, The Boomtown Rats had a #1 song in the UK that we played over and over on college radio—“I Don’t Like Mondays.” Even if you’re in the right generation, it wasn’t a hit in the US so if...

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Letter From Birmingham Jail

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Sunday was the Madison #Beloved Community worship in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was amazing worship in the spirit of Dr. King’s life and times! Several leaders gave reflections on some of Dr. King’s best-known works. I drew “Letter From Birmingham...

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My Jesus

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I don’t remember where I stole this picture. I’ve had it for a long time. Probably somebody else’s Facebook, but I love it. I love, love it because it’s irreverent and it brings life to a childhood that we don’t know that much about. I mean, say what you will about...

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*Dear Jesus

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It's a good thing you were born at night.This world sure seems dark.I have a good eye for silver linings.But they seem dimmer lately.These killings, Lord. These children, Lord.Innocence violated. Raw evil demonstrated.The whole world seems on edge.Trigger-happy.Ticked off.We hear threats of...

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*A Politically Correct Christmas 

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Twas the night before Christmas and Santa’s a wreck...  How to live in a world that’s politically correct?  His workers no longer would answer to “Elves”,  “Vertically Challenged” they were calling themselves.  And labor conditions at the...

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Cut and Paste

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We just finished a study group of the Brian McLaren book, The Spiritual Migration: How the World's Largest Religion Is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian. It’s a fascinating look at a huge, once-in-a-generation shift in theological thought as it pertains to doing church. Stay awake with...

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