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Pentecost 8: wrestling over a bad rap ?

To preach Jacob’s saga with integrety and relevance perhaps we need to ask: “What would you do if your mother asked you to lie to your father ?
A major clue to a more sympathetic reading of Jacob is hidden in most English Bible translations. Continue reading

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Surrender Your Poverty

So whatever our poverty may be; insecurity, lack of material wealth, addiction, low self esteem, loneliness, we have to surrender it and understand whose we are. ‘Whether we understand it or not, God loves us, is present in us, lives in us, dwells in us, calls us, saves us and offers us an understanding and compassion which are like nothing we have ever found in a book or heard in a sermon.’ That is Good News indeed! Continue reading

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