Listening and then Belonging

John 10:22-30 Julian Treasure is founder and chairman of The Sound Agency, a UK-based consultancy that asks and answers the question: “How does your brand sound?” Julian’s vision is to make the world sound beautiful, by helping individuals to make and receive sound consciously, and companies to discover that good sound is good business. http://www.juliantreasure.com. […]

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Shiny Faces & Propheteering

Exodus 34:29-35   and Luke 9:28, 29; 37, 38 What does it mean to have a shiny face? Okay, think about it. Shiny face is real. By midday, your face just might have a little sheen. It’s called sebum [combo of dead skin cells and lipids]. This sebum protects your skin from drying out. But it […]

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The Lighthouse

Luke 21:25-28   NRSV There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. […]

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Light Overcoming

John 18:33-37, John 1 Thanksgiving is over. Black Friday and Cyber Monday have ceased. Giving Tuesday came to an end. Now what? Advent. Whaaaaat? Yes, the season of Advent began on November 29th for Western Christians. I have to say Western Christians, because the season of Advent is indeed a Western creation, and it would […]

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Lighten Up!

Matthew 11:16-19; 25-30 Can you sense when you are in a heavy environment?Do you recognize when the environment is light?How do you know? In our Gospel story today, Jesus of Nazareth is getting impatient. He seems to compare the behavior of the people around him to children bickering back and forth. Na, na, na, na, […]

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Mmmm…Salty…

Matthew 5:13-20    We’re about to talk about NaCl. But before we dig into salt, some things to think about: Prior to this, Jesus of Nazareth gave his famous speech called the beatitudes and here we find the Jesus of Matthew’s Gospel continuing with some words you can also find in the Gospels of Mark and […]

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Reconciling Light

John 1:29-42 We form memories in our heads of events and people—long after the moment passed or the person passed. These memories, uniquely ours and certainly not entirely accurate—become the reality we place on that event or person. I can tell you plenty of stories about my childhood and adolescence—even a story from a few […]

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Light Anytime, Anywhere…in Anybody!

Matthew 2:1-12 In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men[a] from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising,[b] and have come to pay him homage.” 3 When King Herod […]

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