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Posted in Uncategorized on Oct 16th, 2006

With scant apologies to W. Phillip Keller’s A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23, I will offer a vision of Psalm 23 that does not try to shoehorn every phrase into a shepherd-sheep metaphor. David does something far more brilliant.
In Psalm 23, David presents a 3 act play of Yahweh’s relationship to his people. Each of […]

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Posted in Uncategorized on Oct 13th, 2006

The sky showered bright sunshine out of pure blue as I stood before the world’s third most beautiful opera house in L’viv, Ukraine. People lined the broad parkway, talking, laughing, and enjoying the day. Groups of old men clumped around chess players.
Pigeons were unnaturally friendly and gathered to peck and bother pedestrians. It looked like […]

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Posted in Uncategorized on Oct 12th, 2006

So after a long evening of serving others, Jesus says to his disciples, “I’m setting the alarm for later in the morning. A little more shut eye. It’s been a tough evening. I’m hitting the sack. Sleep in, guys.” Not.

“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and […]

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Posted in Uncategorized on Oct 10th, 2006

So with an adrenaline rush–with short breaths and pounding hearts–the four disciples follow Jesus out of the synagogue where the ‘church fight’ occurred and into the home of Peter. Peter, Andrew, James and John are Jesus’ fishing buddies, now.
Peter’s mother-in-law is blasted out of commission by a fever. Fevers in Jesus’ day were diagnosed as […]

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Posted in Uncategorized on Oct 9th, 2006

I really like prteaching. You read it right p-r-t-e-a-c-h-i-n-g. It’s preaching and teaching morphed into one communication style.
The reason I like it is that it gives me an excuse to bore down into the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth. I’m prteaching through the explosive, energetic Gospel of Mark these days at Fellowship Evangelical […]

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Posted in Uncategorized on Oct 5th, 2006

Since Len Sweet coined the phrase terra aqua to describe the ever changing world we’re in, I have been thinking about our borderless world. With the Internet, I go to Ukraine, to Australia, to London, to St. Petersburg, to Mozambique. Borders are becoming a thing of the past at many levels of global interaction.

The sweep of […]

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