Category Archives: Meditatio

Time—for nothing and yet for much

It’s been a while since I last blogged. I have had many thoughts and ideas. But I haven’t been able to type. July 20, 2017: A fall on concrete caused me to break two bones in my left shoulder. The … Continue reading

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A Word of Concern

This 3rd midweek service focuses on the word “concern.” The word can be used negatively, concern about what is happening in a fearful sense. It can also be used positively, noticing what is happening and having concern (and care) for those … Continue reading

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Pastoral Formation and Churchmanship

I had posted this a year ago last month. But I think it needs to be read again… by me and other church leaders. ============== When someone raises the issue of pastoral formation and seminary education, the focus always leans to … Continue reading

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Abuse and Hermeneutics

Note: If this article hits too close to home—stop reading and call your counselor or pastor now. ======================================= Wow! What a combination! How can either of these be related? I have considered this for the past few weeks and hope … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday reflection

Psalm 24 was my Psalm reading this morning. How appropriate this came on Maundy Thursday. The Psalm is really two parts. Psalm 24 (NIV) 1    The earth is the LORD’S, and everything in it, the world, and all who … Continue reading

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Reflections on Christmas

This year Christmas has been a true blessing. Christmas Eve worship was God-honoring and a blessing. Christmas day was the same. And then today, we had the most in worship in a while. Great music all three services, great congregational … Continue reading

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How long, O Lord?

The Psalmist wrote: “How long, O LORD? Will You hide Yourself forever?” (Psalm 89:46). For many Christians that refrain becomes not just a lament of the moment, but a searing reminder, day after day, year after year. “How long, O … Continue reading

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