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Prayers please as Disciples in the MId-America region consider new ways of being Church in covenant partnership this fall. Among the many pieces of our own transformation is a proposal to help at least 50 of our 253 congregations to embark on a two year transformational journey, choosing and making use of tested processes (and effectively supported throughout those processes) and choosing ways to make use of an ambitious region-wide communications strategy in partnership with Visionworks…Continue
John 6:51 “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh."
Being raised Roman Catholic my first exposure to these words was in preparation for my first Holy Communion. I was seven years old and Sister Ann Marie – a 20 something Dominican had the impossible task of helping 30 children who, according to James Fowler (Stages of Faith), lived in a world…Continue
Jesus answered, “I assure you, unless someone is born anew, it’s not possible to see God’s kingdom.”.
He didn't see it coming! Nicodemus - apparently interested in a friendly, intelligent conversation with a rising Jewish star (and a possible threat to the authority of the Sanhedrin) - completely misses the compliment that Jesus pays him.
Or does he? As a member of a very elite group of religious scholars and leaders Nicodemus is no stranger to nuance and…
20:1 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb.
Their first day of the week was Sunday. Ours is Monday, or, at least that is a more accurate description of the setting that Easter morning.
Not a day off for reflecting, worshiping, or leisurely spending time with family. In first-century Palestine it was back to the daily grind and for the 99 percent…