Monthly Archives: September 2011

Gaggle of Geese

Soren Kierkegaard, the famous philosopher, wrote a parable about the Christian Church.  A flock of geese would gather every Sunday morning in the barnyard. The gander would preach to them about the glorious destiny of geese. He would tell them … Continue reading

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A Question of Forgiveness

The prison population in the United States is increasing at an exponential rate.   According to U.S. Department of Justice statistics, the number of people incarcerated in prisons and local jails increased from half a million in 1980 to more than … Continue reading

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“Personal Relationship” or “Communal Relationship”?

“Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there.” (Matt. 18:20). The continuing presence of Christ is something that is important to the writer of Matthew’s Gospel.  In the very first chapter Jesus is named Emmanuel, “God … Continue reading

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