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Meditate On This: Reduce the Spread

A phrase I don’t remember hearing until this pandemic is the phrase, “super spreader.” This is a person, group, or gathering that can later be traced as the source of a major outbreak. For example, in February 200 people from around the country and world gathered at the biotech company, Biogen, and at least one […]

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Meditate On This: The Many Faces of Jesus

As this pandemic drags on, people are increasingly tired, lonely, afraid, annoyed, and angry. Many are despondent about the present and pessimistic about the future. Life can be hard enough under normal circumstances, and nothing has felt normal for a while now. And in the midst of all of that, people are craving good news. […]

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Meditate On This: Smooth Paths

If you’ve spent a little time in the gospels, you might remember that every gospel writer, when talking about John the Baptist, reference the same passage from Isaiah 40. Here’s Luke’s account.4 “Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him. 5Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low.The crooked […]

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Meditate On This: Not Our First Rodeo

There is a certain rat race redundancy to life “under the sun” that Ecclesiastes 1 captures brilliantly.  9What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again;there is nothing new under the sun.10Is there anything of which one can say, “Look! This is something new”?It was here already, long ago; it […]

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Meditate On This: A New Way

One of the most referenced sermons of Jesus comes from the Sermon on the Mount, specifically the section known as the Beatitudes. As one reads each blessing, it’s easy to accept them as a distant reward for living  well. However, if one were to replace the term “blessing” with “happy,” a new interpretation is possible. […]

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