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On Scripture

Gay Marriage: A Christian Response

By Barbara K. Lundblad.   We asked people about the relevancy of marriage. “The court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry. No longer may this liberty be denied to them.” With these words, Justice Anthony Kennedy supported the decision of the Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage in the [Read More...]

Living a Holy Adventure

The Adventurous Lectionary – The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost – July 5, 2015

The Adventurous Lectionary – The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost – July 5, 2015 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 Psalm 48 2 Corinthians 2:2-10 Mark 6:1-13 In today’s lectionary readings, I am focusing on the New Testament readings and their emphasis on the role of faith to transform our lives, and enable us to face creatively even [Read More...]

The Spiritual Landscape

Social Media Chaos, Leadership Crises, and General Theological Seminary

What was already chaotic became tragic for the Seminary in the space of just a few hours. An internal crisis became a public crisis.

Edgy Exegesis

We Are Children of God, Now: A Sermon for All Saints Day

As we remember those who have passed away this Sunday, let us allow their memory to inspire us to remember that we are all children of God, right now.

Mark Roberts

God of Peaches

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Edges of Faith

Is Patriotism a Christian Value?

  Many churches this Sunday will be transformed into sanctuaries for nationalism and worship of a nation. There will be patriotic hymns sung. There will be sermons about the greatness of the country. But there will also be churches where flags will be conspicuously absent, where the faithful will be called upon to worship something [Read More...]

Opening the Old Testament

David Hates the Blind and the Lame? Reflections on 2 Samuel 5:1-10

This Sunday follows by one day the loud celebrations of July 4, and it could be that this peculiar little text is just the one we need to hear in the midst of our chaotic and patriotic events.

Sarcastic Lutheran

Accidental Saints Book Tour Info!

I’m so excited about this tour and really hope to see you on the road! These events are all free and will include a raffle of  random items mentioned in the book (to raise funds for non-profits and charities associated with each of the host parishes)…and of course, for one lucky winner, a ham.   [Read More...]

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