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February 24th, 2013 Lent 2

Sometimes when I look at the Bible passages for Sunday, I wonder, “What’s this about?”  And I do my best to understand and share that with you.  I may read a commentary that gives some background. Some of you ask, “Why do we read these Scriptures week by week?  Who chooses them?” or you say,


February 17th, 2013 Lent 1

Someone sent me a story this week entitled: How to get into Heaven from Scotland From a Woman who is A Sunday School  Teacher … She says: “I was testing the children in my Glasgow Sunday School class to see if they understood the concept of ‘getting into  Heaven’. I asked them, “If I sold my house and my


February 10th, 2013 Epiphany 5

Do you remember that old song: “I will make you fishers of men”? As a child, I sang it automatically. Later, it troubled me. Nor did it help me when they ‘liberated’ the language to have Jesus say “from now on you’ll be catching people.” The idea of catching people like fish – or of