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I renounce them

If it really is so difficult to personify evil, then why is it so easy to personify good? I mean, if, with a good chuckle, we can point out that demons are just pre-scientific ways of explaining mental illness, addiction etc., should we not just as easily chuckle at ideas of God as a person? Continue reading

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Be spirited

Breathe deeply today. Be Spirited. Continue reading

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But probably not today

Can we, who do not live in most ways as if the appointed time is growing short, hear in chapter 7 an invitation to the same kind of freedom that Paul was writing about last week in chapter 6? Continue reading

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Dear Christian trolls of the Internet

Christian troll, you are better than this. Be who you are: trolling is not the ministry to which you were called, and a troll is not the person God created you to be. Continue reading

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The Spirit Is Moving

Reflecting on my first meeting at the Council of General Synod, I believe that the church will continue to thrive in its mission because we are here in faithful response to the movement of the Spirit amongst us. Continue reading

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June 23, 2013 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

This can be a good Sunday to reinforce some your ideas about the Holy Spirit you may have preached on Pentecost Sunday. Continue reading

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De-Santafying Christmas

Before we hit yet another run of people asking our son what he hopes Santa will bring him, here are three reasons why Santa doesn’t visit our house.
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Body and Spirit

Today I prayed about nausea. Continue reading

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Celebrating the Spirit in Good News Stories

Let’s go in the ordinary world – delighting in the celebration of the Pentecost – delight in God’s power to make the ordinary extraordinary. Continue reading

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