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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Eyes Wide Open: From Exclusive to Inclusive Acts 11:1-18 It’s good, I think, to always be learning something, no matter how old you are.  I’m finding that living with high school students is a good strategy for making that happen.  Based on what I’ve seen in recent years, it seems to me that curriculum has come a long way since I was in high school, when we never studied anything nearly as… Read More

I’m tired of writing pastoral blog posts in response to horrible, tragic things.  I wrote something like that here…and here and probably some other places, too. The thing is, there’s only so much you can say about such events.  Even those of us who like to express ourselves with words run out of them. Especially in situations like these. Because when terrible things happen, like what happened in Boston (and New York and… Read More

Eyes Wide Open: From Blind Conviction to True Purpose Acts 9:1-20 I’m not much of a television viewer, but recently I began watching the first season of a show that debuted on NBC last season.  I was a little behind, as usual, but at the suggestion of a friend I watched the first episode of the first season of SMASH.  Well, I will just admit here that after that first episode, I… Read More