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Forward Day By Day – February 25, 2018

Luke is not a feminist by any stretch, but it is only in this gospel that we hear from Elizabeth as she recognizes Mary, “the mother of my Lord.” And Luke is the only gospel to recount Mary’s obedience to God: “Let it be with me according to your word,” and her...

We Will Find Some Compassion

In the lectionary readings from the Torah, we skip right from Noah to Abram with no explanation in between. If you are a new Christian or don’t know much about the Bible it may seem like a random collection of stories. Who are these people, and where do they come...

Forward Day By Day – February 24, 2018

I made breakfast for my dad as he was recovering from surgery. “Just how you like it,” I said, presenting him with a plate of dark toast. He smiled. “I’ve never liked the burnt bread. I just always took the dark slices because you and your sisters didn’t like...

Coming off the bench

In the last several weeks, the world has been watching young athletes from many countries compete in various winter sporting events. The young people have trained hard, and they have worked long hours to earn their place on their countries’ Olympic teams. Each person...

Forward Day By Day – February 23, 2018

Jesus can’t win for losing. On the one hand, people condemn the austerity of John the Baptist, who forgoes bread and wine. And on the other hand, they criticize Jesus for his alleged indulgences of eating and drinking, even with tax collectors and sinners. How can he...

Let the Lower Lights be Shining

One of my friend’s writes personal essays. Today he titled his ‘When the roll is called up yonder, or queer confessions of an ex-evangelical’. Even before I read his essay the song When the Roll is Called Up Yonder started playing in my head and rapidly turned into an...

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