conjectural navel gazing; jesus in lint form

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There's More Than One Way to Read A Bible

Posted November 7, 2014 @ 1:54pm | by Tripp

It's really rather simple despite all the eventual complexities that emerge. The Bible is a bound collection of texts, a book of books if you will, and there is more than one way to read it. Let me explain.We can dive into the middle of it, say, by reading that first collection of...

 

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Monday Videopost: Beethoven and U2

Posted April 15, 2013 @ 8:57am | by Tripp

A little sonic symbolism for you? Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband....

 

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Matthew, St. Arbuck's, and @AKMA

Posted September 21, 2012 @ 12:02pm | by Tripp

Blessed are you, God of love,for in Christ your Sonyou revealed your compassion for humankindand in mercy you invite sinnersto sit at the banquet of your kingdom.We give you thanks for Matthew,who responded to the call of Christand made him welcome in his house.Changed...

 

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I Need A Good Answer

Posted August 30, 2012 @ 7:18am | by Tripp

This morning's readings: Ps. 24:1-6, Pbs. 15:23, Mt. 5:13-16It's all good stuff. The Gospel passage is about salt and light and suddenly I have Steven Schwartz playing in my head. Ah, Godspell. The Psalm is well known, too and echoes the Psalm assigned to be read in worship this...

 

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On Lamentation

Posted July 25, 2012 @ 9:39am | by Tripp

You can search the internet and find post after post about the shootings in Aurora, CO. Rightly so. We'll be talking about this for some time. It seems, though, that most of the conversation has been about gun ownership again. Who has the right to bear what kind of arms? One side is blaming...

 

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You Shall Know The Lord Your God

Posted May 27, 2012 @ 8:48am | by Tripp

Here's my little homily for this morning's worship service at FBC, Palo Alto. Ezekiel 37:1-14. With all the strurm and drang, the cries of falling skies, it is strangely easy to forget the prophets. We may be crying out for prophets, someone to make it all...

 

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