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Father, forgive them.

“Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” Who could truly understand what was happening? He wasn’t the savior they were expecting. He wasn’t saving them in the way they wanted. And, yet, even at that depth of evil, Jesus is eager to forgive, eager for us to return to his Father’s presence. He says, “Father, forgive” that we might boldly pray “Our Father who art in Heaven…” Read more...

Posted: Fri, Apr 15, 2022, Words: ~1000, Reading Time: 5 min

Stone: Downfall of the Wicked (Luke 20:9-19)

Luke 20:9-19 — Sermon Audio Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Amen. Days after cleansing the temple, the “chief priests and the scribes with the elders” approach Jesus to question him. In the last several days, especially, Jesus has made a direct and very public critique of how the temple is run. Read more...

Posted: Sun, Apr 7, 2019, Words: ~1700, Reading Time: 8 min

Lenten Social Media Fast

At rather the last minute -- Tuesday evening before Ash Wednesday -- I decided that I was going to abstain from social media for Lent. This decision was prompted by others on Facebook giving up the same and, since I hadn't figured out what I was giving up -- or taking on -- yet, I decided I would give up social media to start with and then add on something "real" once I figured out what that was. Read more...

Posted: Mon, Mar 25, 2013, Words: ~1100, Reading Time: 5 min