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Beware of the Mousetrap!

Beware of the Mousetrap!

Sometimes we imagine that we can separate ourselves from others without any consequence to ourselves. But the gospel understands that when we choose to build walls, they are just as likely to hurt us as to protect us.

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Demons in Holy Places

Demons in Holy Places

What is an unclean spirit doing in a synagogue? We can certainly presume that he did not come to listen to Jesus’ teaching!

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Christmas Pilgrimage

Christmas Pilgrimage

My prayer for all of us is that we would celebrate this Christmas not as tourists but as pilgrims. And what is a pilgrim? There are two possible definitions, and both of them apply.

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The Cost of Family Love

The Cost of Family Love

The movement by which we open ourselves to love is the same movement by which we open ourselves to pain. You can’t have one without the other. Both thrive in family.

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Keeping God Off Your List

Keeping God Off Your List

We would be wise to make lists for ourselves of what to do for the holidays. But it is important to keep God off our lists.

Bible Study

Course at the Cleveland Ecumenical Institute

Course at the Cleveland Ecumenical Institute

Political Power, Personality, and the Sovereignty of God:
The Books of First and Second Samuel

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Take It In. Spread It Around.

Take It In. Spread It Around.

We must take God’s affirmation in. We are always inclined to look at the negative parts of our life. But there is no power in our failures.

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In Relationship Forever

In Relationship Forever

There’s a German proverb which says, “Those who live in Christ will never see each other for the last time.”

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Use It or Lose It

Use It or Lose It

Unless we are growing, we are slipping back. We are either coming closer or falling away from God.

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The Greatest 3 Commandments

The Greatest 3 Commandments

The great commandment according to Jesus is the triple commandment of love: to embrace God’s love for us, so that we can come to an adequate love of self, so that we can extend that love to others.

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What Belongs to God?

What Belongs to God?

Once we believe in God, we realize that all we have is not our own. Everything has been entrusted to us to be used for God’s purposes.

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Happiness in an Unfair World

Happiness in an Unfair World

The truth which underlies the Parable of the Workers is that life is unfair. There is no way to insure that each person receives what they deserve.