An Ancient Warning

Amos was an ancient prophet writing in the 8th century to an Israel that had become corrupt, self-satisfied, and indifferent. During his reign, Israel's wicked king, Jereboam II, seized political opportunity to gain control of trade routes and create commercial prosperity. His action created a wealthy class living in great luxury. Exploitation of the poor... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving

Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds. ~Theodore Roosevelt I recently remarked to my postal person that virtually none of the mail we receive today is personal;... Continue Reading →

The Lectionary

A lot of people, when asked, "Do you know what the lectionary is?" say, "Huh?" A lection is an orderly set of readings. Most of the time the word "lectionary' is used in regard to the Bible, and it's practice began sometime in the Middle Ages when the Jews sought to add some direction to... Continue Reading →

The Sufficiency of Jesus

A friend of mine commented recently that she had not been taught a great deal about the nature of Jesus even though she had grown up in a church community. It's a curiosity that one could grow up in a culture and not know what the bedrock of its beliefs are, but it's common. There... Continue Reading →

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