Tag Archives: St Augustine

Bridges… Destroying, or Building

The year 2016 is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s writings.  He described many remarkable characters – and villains.  In Shakespeare’s play King Lear, Edmond is the very picture of cold vengeance and self-interest.  By his actions, he destroys personal relationships, … Continue reading

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Coming through suffering and shining — Luke 9 — Feb 7 2016

Lk 9:28-36 The transfigurations of Moses and Jesus point to the possibility of transcendence in our own lives and context, the other side of suffering within God’s grace. For Paul, this transcendence appears in our transformation into loving beings–within our … Continue reading

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Too afraid to trust God — John 6:56-69 — Sunday August 23 2015

Sunday, August 23, 2015 I remember the story about two people talking to each other about a problem.  After some discussion, the one said to the other, “Let’s pray about this.”  The other responded, “Has it come to that?” Our … Continue reading

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Chain Reactions: Conflict, Frontiers, and Barriers — John 15:9-17 — May 10, 2015

CONFLICT, FRONTIERS, AND BARRIERS I once lived in an area that called itself, “Frontier Country”.  That name referred to the history of confrontation there.  I wondered why the inhabitants didn’t choose a new and different identity for their signboards which … Continue reading

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