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A Time of Plague

Part Three in a series of Lenten meditations. By David Ney Let me fall into the hands of the LORD, for his mercy is very great. — 1 Chronicles 21:13 Where are we? We are here. Here is a time of scatterin... Read More...

A Time of Scattering

This post continues a series of Lenten reflections. Part one is here. By David Ney I saw all Israel scattered on the mountains, like sheep without a shepherd. — 2 Chron. 18:16 Where are we? We’re here. ... Read More...

Here

By David Ney The LORD came and stood there, calling as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel! Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening — 1 Sam. 3:10 It is incumbent upon us, in this season of Lent, ... Read More...

Christ’s Reversal of Cosmic Decay

By Jeff Boldt Awhile back I wrote about the fact that creation is a temple, and that humanity (Adam) is a priest. Now I'll look at the cosmic consequence of humanity's dereliction of our priesthood. That is,... Read More...

Harmonious Gospels: Symphony in (Year) B

By Jay Thomas As the season after Epiphany trudged through these long winter months before ceding its place to Lent, the Christmas season faded to an afterthought in the rearview mirror. The regular hum-drum... Read More...

Good News for the Whole Creation

 Mark 15:1-16:20 By Bryan Owen As we bring our journey through the Gospel according to Mark to a close, we come to the climax of the story, the destination to which Jesus has been traveling since he first w... Read More...

Tradition and Novelty: Eli and Samuel

By Sam Keyes At the start of 1 Samuel 3, the Old Testament lesson for the Second Sunday after Epiphany this year, we heard this startling line: “And the word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no ... Read More...