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Abide in Love

God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them. 1 John 4:16 In a sermon on 1 John 4:16, which was delivered on 09 November 1930 to commemorate Armistice Day, Dietrich Bonhoeffer poses the following question to his congregation: “How can the [human] who hates [their sibling] […]

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Christ, be our light.

“The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.”     – John 1:5 Here in Washington, the days leading up to Christmas have been wet, gloomy, and grey. And just earlier this week, we commemorated the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. In the midst of this great season […]

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Seeking Human Kindness

Empathy lies at the heart of the Christian moral life and I am convinced that it should motivate our political convictions and commitments as well. When we closely examine the life and teaching of Jesus of Nazareth through the sacred scriptures, we encounter a variety of examples of the Son of God entering into the […]

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God of the Finish Line

Admittedly, over these past few days, it has been nearly impossible for me to pray.  Yes, me.  The graduate student of theology; the baptized follower of Jesus Christ.  It’s not because evil events like what happened here in Boston on Monday call into question God’s existence for me.  No, far from it.  Rather, its because […]

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