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The Next Spielberg Fllick? / Parshat Korach

• TASTE OF TORAH   5 HOURS AGO
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Does More Participation Lead to Better Decisio...

• GROUNDED AND ROOTED IN LOVE   11:59 AM ON FRI JUN 13 2014
It has been too long since I've written on this blog.  Truthfully, the events of the final months of my twin son&...

Sex, The Sinner, and Jesus

• KINGDOM SEEKING   12:03 AM ON THU JUN 12 2014
In Luke 18:9-14 Jesus tells the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax-Collector. Many of us are familiar with it… But m...

Sunday and Spirit

• ABIDING SAVIOR   4:26 PM ON WED JUN 11 2014
“The Holy Spirit, huh… Wadda ya wanna know?”          Did you ever wish ...

Notes from Synod Assembly

• ABIDING SAVIOR   4:16 PM ON WED JUN 11 2014
We just got back from Synod Assembly, the yearly gathering of lay representatives and rostered church leaders of all the co...

Abiding Savior

• ABIDING SAVIOR   4:14 PM ON WED JUN 11 2014
SOME NEWS TO SHARE!I want to share some things with you all some things about me and ministry.   I’ve realized ...

Give a Man a Fish

• KINGDOM SEEKING   11:41 AM ON WED JUN 11 2014
Originally posted on From Dust:        Today is my turn for the post in the Compadres’ Summer Blog Tour. The Compadr...

The Eclipsing of Christ!

• KINGDOM SEEKING   12:38 AM ON TUE JUN 10 2014
Every year seems the same. Come Christmas and Christians are all giddy about the birth of Jesus Christ and remembering R...

Fringe Benefits / Parshat Shelach-Lekha

• TASTE OF TORAH   6:25 PM ON MON JUN 9 2014
Flying out of Logan airport a few summers ago, my carry-on “failed” the screening. It was put through the x-ray machine...

Grace! A Scandal Among Christians?

• KINGDOM SEEKING   10:12 PM ON WED JUN 4 2014
Hang around almost any church in America and it won’t be very long until you hear something said about the grace of God. ...

Kingdom Seeking

• KINGDOM SEEKING   12:43 AM ON WED JUN 4 2014
K. Rex Butts:Here’s the first Compadres Blog, from Jeremy Schopper. Read on and be blessed! Originally posted on Leav...

More Mercy, Less Judgment

• KINGDOM SEEKING   11:52 AM ON TUE JUN 3 2014
So there’s a soldier named Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl who was held captive by the Taliban in Afghanistan from June of 2009 un...

Compadres Blog Tour!

• KINGDOM SEEKING   10:14 PM ON SUN JUN 1 2014
I belong to a Facebook group called Compadres which is made up of Christian ministry leaders, most of whom serve on staff ...

The Long and Short of Prayer / Parshat Beha'al...

• TASTE OF TORAH   12:16 PM ON SUN JUN 1 2014
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Renewing Our Minds: Suggestions for Learning

• KINGDOM SEEKING   12:00 AM ON FRI MAY 30 2014
In my previous post on Renewing Our Minds I expounded upon a quote from N.T. Wright’s book Scripture and the Autho...

Renewing Our Minds: Scripture, Scholarship, an...

• KINGDOM SEEKING   7:45 PM ON TUE MAY 27 2014
I’ve been reading through N.T. Wright’s book Scripture and the Authority of God: How to Read the Bible Today. ...

So Easy to Miss / Parshat Naso 2014

• TASTE OF TORAH   6:39 AM ON SUN MAY 25 2014
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Forgiving Others As God Forgives Us

• KINGDOM SEEKING   10:06 PM ON THU MAY 22 2014
In Matthew 18:21-25 Jesus tells a parable about an unmerciful servant. In the parable, the servant owes a large sum of mone...

"Talents" thoughts, Part 2

• BROKEN CISTERN LIFE   5:34 PM ON MON MAY 19 2014
The parable of the talents in Matthew 25 raises a question for me.  Every sermon I have heard preached on it covers on...

"Head by Head" / Parshat B'midbar 2014

• TASTE OF TORAH   1:31 PM ON SUN MAY 18 2014
ago, a dear friend and colleague posed this dilemma: A gentleman was to be called to the Torah for an aliyah two weeks ...

Is Torah God's Social Contract With Us? / Pars...

• TASTE OF TORAH   10:07 AM ON MON MAY 12 2014
I want to weave a braid of the story of Cornealious (Mike) Anderson, the philosophy of Thomas Hobbes, and this week’s pa...

"Talents" thoughts, Part 1

• BROKEN CISTERN LIFE   4:21 PM ON WED MAY 7 2014
During a recent sermon, my pastor made a reference to the parable of the talents in a way with which I had not previously c...

Get Real

• ABIDING SAVIOR   4:23 PM ON MON MAY 5 2014
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Earth and Land: Gift or Inheritance? / Parshat...

• TASTE OF TORAH   8:51 PM ON SUN MAY 4 2014
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Empty Easter

• BROKEN CISTERN LIFE   6:42 PM ON TUE APR 29 2014
I had a thought the other day about the emptiness of Easter, and the significance of it.  The emptiness of the Cross w...

The original meaning of "Being Stoned&quo...

• TASTE OF TORAH   8:02 PM ON MON APR 28 2014
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The Saturday between

• BROKEN CISTERN LIFE   7:42 PM ON TUE APR 22 2014
They watched Him crucified by Rome on a terrible Friday afternoon.  They were lost.  A brave Jewish leader claime...

Starve Molech, Feed Peace / Kedoshim

• TASTE OF TORAH   7:58 PM ON SUN APR 20 2014
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Palm Sunday

• ABIDING SAVIOR   12:41 PM ON TUE APR 15 2014
Today we commemorate Jesus coming into Jerusalem amid the festivities and joy of Passover.   There’s the people...

Both ends of a week: Palms to Cross

• BROKEN CISTERN LIFE   5:26 PM ON MON APR 14 2014
I was out walking on Saturday, for the first time since my plantar fasciitous flared up.  God, I miss the time outside...