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Bruce Epperly Aug 20, 2014
Book Review:  Fail: Finding Hope and Grace in the Midst of Ministry Failure, by J.R. BriggsThe phrase “too big to fail” emerged during the banking crisis of 2008. Banks were bailed out, despite the fa...
Bruce Epperly Aug 14, 2014
Lectionary Reflections for August 17, 2014 – The Tenth Sunday after PentecostGenesis 45:1-15Psalm 133Romans 11:1-2a, 29-31Matthew 15: 21-28Today’s readings join reconciliation and grace. They call us ...
Bruce Epperly Aug 05, 2014
Lectionary Reflections for  August 10, 2014 Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45bRomans 10:5-15Matthew 14:22-33This week’s readings are about God’s safekeeping of fallible, wayward, and morta...
Bruce Epperly Aug 01, 2014
“God was not in the wind…God was not in the earthquake…God was not in the fire; and after the fire, the sound of sheer silence.” (I Kings 19:11-12)We are people, used to noise and constant communicati...
Bruce Epperly Aug 01, 2014
Lectionary Reflections for August 3, 2014 – The Eighth Sunday after PentecostGenesis 32:22-31 Psalm 17:1-7, 15Romans 9:1-5Matthew 13:14-21Encountering the Holy One can leave you feeling wounded as wel...
Bruce Epperly Jul 21, 2014
Does God give us what we want? Does God speak personally to us, inviting us to share our deepest desires and then receive our heart’s desires? Does God truly reach out intimately to us, inviting us to deeper levels of faith?
Bruce Epperly Jul 16, 2014
Jen Pollock Michel’s Teach Us to Want: Longing, Ambition, and the Life of Faith is an honest and insightful book, born of her own experience of responding to the legion of desires characteristic of da...
Bruce Epperly Jul 15, 2014
Lectionary Reflections for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost – July 20, 2014Genesis 28:10-19aPsalm 139:1-12, 23-24Romans 8:12-25Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43The world is chock full of divinity.  You can enco...
Bruce Epperly Jul 08, 2014
Our congregations should make families key to our ministries, but we should support the health of families regardless of their constitution.
Bruce Epperly Jul 02, 2014
Although I am a progressive Protestant and by inclination feel some discomfort in setting apart certain people as saints, I found Brandon Vogt’s Saints and Social Justice: A Guide to Changing the Worl...
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