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Tell me where it hurts

Nobody likes pain. But pain serves a useful purpose. Sadly, what works with pointy stick and rocks doesn’t work with emotional pain. Continue reading

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Running the race

Suffering. It’s a word that is routinely considered negative. We do not want to suffer. We do not want the people we care about to suffer. We want to avoid, alleviate, end the suffering we experience. But suffering can also be positive. Continue reading

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Messy reflections

Life can be messy, unintelligible, and crazy. So too is our response to the horrors that sometimes abound. Here is my attempt in light of past events. Continue reading

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March 24, 2013 Palm Sunday / Sunday of the Passion

One of the difficult themes of Palm Sunday and throughout this week is of Jesus’ suffering. I wonder how you preach about this? Continue reading

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