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Easter Day 2011

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John 20:1-18 It seems to me that the resurrection story we just heard, isn’t really a single story, but rather, contained within the overarching tale of the empty tomb, is a series of intriguing smaller stories, vignettes, each containing hints of resurrection, the possibility of rebirth, an undercurrent of life’s essence flowing beneath the larger […]

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Sixth Sunday in Lent 2011

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Matthew 26:14 – 27:66 This year, we will read the Passion story as told by Matthew, the story of Jesus’ trial, his crucifixion, and his death.  There are several differences in Matthew’s account of the last days of Jesus from the accounts in the other Gospels. Only in Matthew is the dream of Pilate’s wife […]

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Fifth Sunday in Lent 2011

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John 11:1-45 One of my favorite contemporary rock lyricists is Nick Cave. I enjoy watching Nick Cave’s struggle with spirituality in a modern world.  Religious imagery permeates his music, though in interviews he likes to downplay it’s influence.  Maybe you’ve heard a song he recorded with his band “The Bad Seed” called, “Lazarus Dig”.  The […]

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Fourth Sunday in Lent 2011

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John 9:1-41 If you are a mother, or have experienced one like mine, you probably know something about “mother spit”. Long before the days of Handiwipes my mother was practiced in the art of applying saliva. Whenever I had managed to make myself unpresentable, perhaps with the residue of a grape snow cone running down […]