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Prayer on a Tuesday: By the Water Cooler

The water cooler bubbled in the corner of the break room as Bob walked in.  He was looking for a quiet place to pray. His Bible study group at the Baptist church had covenanted together to add a Lenten Rule – a spiritual practice throughout the forty days of Lent that helped them to prepare […]

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The Light in the Clouds

Matthew 17.1-9 and Exodus 24.12-18 The Israelites looked up at the mountain, day after day, night after night.  It had been so long since Moses had left for the summit of Sinai, and they were getting restless.  What if he had been killed by the inhabitants of this strange desert land?  Or an Egyptian who […]

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Radical Friendship

It was a beautiful Sunday morning at Holier Than Thou Baptist Church.  The pews were filling up and the regulars had found their favorite seats.  Soon, the traditions of worship would begin: singing, Scripture, preaching.  But before the Call to Worship was spoken, another tradition had to be fulfilled: the weekly game of Judge a […]

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Radical Purpose

I Corinthians 1.10-18 Melanie was one of the prettiest girls at school, and one of the most popular.  Hal was just as good looking and just as popular, so it was no surprise when he asked her to go to Homecoming.  They made their plans and preparations and both were excited.  Until two days before […]

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Radical Attention

Luke 10.25-42   Writer Thomas Friedman wrote an op-ed several years ago now, titled “The Taxi Driver.”  In it, he tells the story of a taxi ride he took from the airport in Paris to his hotel.  Over the hour that he rode, he said, he and his taxi driver did six things.  Friedman wrote […]

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