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April 30, 2017 – Luke 24.13-16, 28-35

Long ago the CYF and I were headed up 29 from Danville. I think we had been to Emerald Point water park in Greensboro that day. Somewhere along the way, maybe around Gretna, a car pulled onto the highway just ahead of us. We went around a curve or two, and it was gone! It […]

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April 23, 2017 – John 20.19-31

I recently did a little reading about the Higgs boson. I’m sure you want to know why. Partly, it’s because I had heard of this thing, and I had heard it called the “God particle,” so that description piqued my interest. After my not so extensive research and reading, I think I sort of kind […]

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Palm Sunday – April 9, 2017 – Matthew 21.1-11

Today is an odd day. It is called Palm slash Passion Sunday, because somehow it is supposed to cover both Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and the events leading up to his crucifixion and resurrection. The problem is the church calendar tries to follow the biblical story, which says the triumphal entry took place a […]

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April 2, 2017 – John 11.38-44

“In the beginning was the Word,” capital “W”, “and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was […]

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March 26, 2017 – Psalm 23

Last weekend Helen Beth and I were at Emerald Isle with our gang of North Carolina friends. It’s an interesting and diverse group. There are a couple of other preachers, a guy who made a bunch of money selling medical billing systems, a guy who works for that company, a social worker, someone who was […]

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March 19, 2017 – John 4.5-26

When I was in seminary, my friends and I always hung out in the same place when we weren’t in class or in our apartments – the coffee pot. That is a little bit of an exaggeration, but we would hang out NEAR the coffee pot. We had a gathering area that was called, ironically […]

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March 12, 2017 – John 3.1-17

“Now the Lord said to Abram, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.’” Simple, straightforward. Instructions, then promises. […]

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March 5, 2017 – Romans 5.12-19

It seems to be inbred in we human beings that we want to understand things. We want to know how things work, how things came to be the way the are, why things work as they do. Those who study this tendency note that every culture has its stories, tales which tell about the origin […]

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